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North Carolina Maritime Museum

315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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163 reviews 163 reviews
61 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

And informative. Great place to pop into to cool off or get out of an afternoon shower. They offer a little scavenger hunt for the little ones. My two enjoyed doing it even though they are older.(10 &12) They get a sticker at the end if they locate everything. Good place to visit if in the area.

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193 reviews 193 reviews
15 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This FREE museum was a wonderful hour or two out of our day. From Pirates to Sea Life, there was much to see. Well worth the time !

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Hickory, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We left this museum unable to believe there was no admission fee (although we did make a donation)! It's a great piece of maritime history, and our whole family learned so much there! The Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit was our favorite! It was like stepping back in time! And for our younger (elementary age) kids, they offered a "clue hunt".... More

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Bristow, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

WE loved this museum because we have a "pirate lover" in our family. The museum has many historical artifacts, including that of Blackbeard's ship. The museum is free of charge and they have a scavenger hunt map for the kids.

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Venice, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

They had an extensive collection of books and maritime stuff. Loved their displays and their gift shop.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a great place to visit for all ages. Loved,loved,loved the artifacts from the Queen Anne. Also great seek and find game to keep the little ones interested too!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was pouring rain the whole time I was in Beaufort, so I covered the Maritime Museum pretty thoroughly, and loved every minute. Exhibits range from whaling, the Graveyard of the Atlantic, perilous rescue operations, to, of course, Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge. The relics from Queen Anne's Revenge include cannons, cutlasses, and plundered materials. Heads up: There is a (if... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great little museum with nice display of local history and relics from Black Beards "Queen Ann's Revenge". Free , They accept donations, please contribute. Tip; working boat building display is across the street. This is part of the museum as well.

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Cleary, a worthwhile visit while living or visiting the Crystal Coast. The museum has a lot to offer and is wll maintained. Excellent exhibit depicting the salvage of one of Black Beard's ships. You could spend a good part of a morning or afternoon viewing all the exhibits and videos. Donation is expected. You leave knowing a great deal about... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very nice maritime Museum but the Black beard exhibit tops all. Lots of relics from the actual Queen Ann's Revenge, plus the idea that Beaufort was one of black Beards haunts make all just too cool.

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