We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Carolina Maritime Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
Phone Number: 252/728-7317
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 319 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great experience for kids and adults!

Cool exhibits. Interesting history but especially Blackbeard items. Kids were given papers to do scavenger hunt of items to check off list. Dress up items for kids also. Free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Putnams
,
Hickory, North Carolina
Add Photo

319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Hickory, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cool exhibits. Interesting history but especially Blackbeard items. Kids were given papers to do scavenger hunt of items to check off list. Dress up items for kids also. Free Admission!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Indiana
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This entire museum was very interesting. However, in my opinion, nothing was cooler that the relics from the Queen Anne's Revenge. It is just amazing to me that those items have been recovered from such an old shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean. Very educational and fun for all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Our primary motive to visit the museum was to get out of the mid-day heat, but found we actually really enjoyed wandering through the Maritime Museum. The relics from Blackbeard's ship and the history of the NC coast was interesting. Can spend as much or as little time as you want here to enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Garner, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The North Carolina Maritime Museum isn't packed with things that will have your children giggling, but it is a great place to visit on a slow day. The artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's sunken vessel, is the prime attraction. It was interesting, but far from spell-binding. The preservation efforts are explained and there are lot of artifacts, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you are looking for a couple of hours to kill, maybe because it's raining outside or you got a killer sunburn, check out the Maritime Museum. It's free, it has air conditioning, and there are a lot of exhibits packed in there. Fish and boats and pirates, it's all in there. Some of the stuff is pretty unique, like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We just left here after spending about 45 minutes just walking around. They have a fun little scavenger hunt for kids and then you get a sticker and stamp. They have a movie as well as a little gift shop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stumbled upon this museum, and it was a nice visit. We only stayed about 20 minutes, but it was cute to walk around and see the different displays about Blackbeard and other ocean information.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grapevine, Texas
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed the North Carolina Maritime Museum. We had the opportunity to view artifacts from The Queen Anne's Revenge among other nautical memorabilia. It was interactive, fun, and best of all: FREE. I highly recommend making this stop to anyone who is interested in pirate and nautical history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ohio
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

With 3 children at different ages, 10, 7, and 5, it can be hard to keep them all busy and happy at once. This museum was able to do just that. We completed the treasure hunt and stopped by the gift shop. The employees were all very kind and informative. The exhibit are of the quality you would expect to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sanford, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

loved all about Blackbeard. the artifacts found from the wrecked ships were very interesting. there was a young lady there that was very informative in describing and giving historical facts about ships that were shipwrecked and all about the history of the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed North Carolina Maritime Museum also viewed

Beaufort, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to North Carolina Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about North Carolina Maritime Museum

Address: Address: 315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
Phone Number: 252/728-7317
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of North Carolina Maritime Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Morehead City, North Carolina
21 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from North Carolina Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?