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North Carolina Maritime Museum

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Address: 315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
Phone Number: 252/728-7317
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and...
Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.
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One word: Blackbeard!

We'd been in the small museum before but not since the Queen Anne's Revenge had been located and the artifacts brought up and cataloged. There many artifacts from the wreck as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Susan W
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Siloam, NC
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Siloam, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We'd been in the small museum before but not since the Queen Anne's Revenge had been located and the artifacts brought up and cataloged. There many artifacts from the wreck as well as informational exhibits about how the wreck was salvaged and some history of Blackbeard himself. There are exhibits of NC fish and boats as well. They do not... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

While on a day trip from Atlantic Beach, we decided to drop in and check out the NC Maritime Museum and we are surely glad we walked by this lovely spot!! The building itself is superbly located right across the street from the beautiful Beaufort waterfront and the free admission was definitely a plus. Inside the air conditioned building, the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Overtime we come to Beaufort we try and make time for a tour of this great museum. We always see something new and learn something about this fascinating area. We have watched videos in the great theatre and even gone on some of their day trips. Once we went over to see the horses on Shakelford Banks. We did't see... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Their displays and history are superb. The boat building and restoration programs are excellent. They have a great reference library also and a siling program

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful museum for all ages. The staff engages everyone. The museum has a wonderful exhibit of Black Beard the Pirate!

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Enjoyed this nautical museum especially the exhibit on the Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard's ship.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are interested in the sea and sailing in wooden boats this is a must see for you, in a very New England like sea port town.

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had hoped to see more artifacts of Queen Anne's Revenge, but unfortunately some of the artifacts are not in the museum but are in private hands, according to what we were told.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great collection and display of the local history and culture of the region. It is not large but is well organized and offers one of the best places to learn what makes Beaufort/Moorehead City/Crystal Coast special.

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Houston, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very interesting museum, especially with all the artifacts from Blackbeard and Queen Anne's. Very personal and friendly staff and they do have a scavenger hunt for kids inside the museum. If you are going to be around it is a must see.

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