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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was our first "official" stop on our self made itinerary of a "Black Beard Adventure" and it did not disappoint! The portion of the museum about Black Beard & the Queen Anne's Revenge was great. The rest of the museum was good too! Although we were all "grown ups" we still did the museum scavenger hunt, and had a... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I particularly liked the info on coastal habitats. I had a great conversation with one of the volunteers about the whale skeleton on display in the museum.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Interesting information, especially if you like Blackbeard and anything pirate like. They have added some items to the museum, which was very interesting. Worth the stop.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was very hot when we visited Beaufort and we needed to get into some air conditioning so we went into the Maritime Museum and were pleasantly pleased with what it had to offer. We attended a narrated slide show of the steam ship Pulaski that exploded and sank off the NC Coast in June 1838 and we learned of... More

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Wells, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A step back in time of the history of NC mariners and Pirates! Great staff with a deep knowledge and appreciation of the outer Banks, Beaufort and Moorehead City waters. Wonderful!

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Mentor, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This museum is really cool and it's free! I loved seeing the artifacts from Blacbeard's pirate ship. I don't know very much about boats so I learned a lot.

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Sint Maarten, St Maarten-St Martin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great history of sailing and Blackbeard the Pirate. We also walked across to the boat building warehouse. Everything was well laid out and interesting for all of us..kids 10 and 15 too. They had great Summer Sailing programs and things to do on the water.

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Lexington Park, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A free museum that kept the kids and adults alike interested. The children were handed a "treasure hunt" map when we entered and they had to search the museum to find the items listed - from ships to pirates to marine life. Staff were extremely helpful.

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Charlotte, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This museum was a great stop in our trip to Beaufort! I am not a big fan of nautical history, but it was VERY cool to see some of the treasures found from Blackbeard's sunken ship...found 3 miles from the Beaufort coast!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a small, but well put together museum. The section on Blackbeard the Pirate was sensational. His ship was discovered off-shore and there are many, many interesting facts and lots of artifacts to see. Don't miss the great movie about his life too! The rest of the museum is full of interesting nautical information. This is a MUST DO... More

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