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North Carolina Maritime Museum

315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.

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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were here during a cold spell and decided to take time inside. Worth going and exploring anytime. They cater to all ages. Very informative and lot's of history. Happen to be here when they put on National Geographic Blackbeard movie. It was long but worth seeing. Take time and stop in no matter what the weather is.

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ATLANTIC BEACH
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great info on pirates,crabbing, fishing, whaling, cival and 2cd world war. Its free . A must in Beaufort . Please donate.

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Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The exhibits provide an excellent introduction to the sea-going aspects of Beaufort and other North Carolina coastal towns. The movie about Blackbeard reinforces the exhibit about Blackbeard and the stories one hears about Blackbeard in Beaufort.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Museums are a glimpse into our past history. The maritime museum does an outstanding job of presenting the history of the area's coastal and fishing industry's past. You must see the artifacts from Blackbeard's Queen Ann's Revenge which is still buried in Beaufort Inlet.

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This free museum has it all – coastal history, pirates, full size artifacts and skeletons, all with wonderful didactics, easy to understand and interesting to everyone who enters. It is just the right size to give adults and children an overview without being so big and detailed that children lose interest. I have taken every guest I have had to... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The volunteer at the front deck was very knowledgable and there were many, many interesting things to see. Well-labeled, historically interesting sights. Definitely worth a visit, especially with the (free) price tag.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Located near the end of Front Street in a very nice building. It was comprehensive in the history of the area from native Americans through pirates to present day fishing and boat building. A lot of good displays. Free.

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Louisville,KY
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119 reviews 119 reviews
53 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Had a nice movie on blackbeard and the back has alot of artifacts from the blackbeard shipwreck. It is free, so definitely worth a stop.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Unfortunately we went to go see the Blackbeard exhibit and the exhibit is small and nothing worth noting. The museum is old and needs a dire face lift. They have an entire second floor, that actually has items up there, but is blocked off and used as offices. It is free, which is great, because I wouldn't pay to go.... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Maritime Museum always has something going on, so check the internet before your visit or you'll miss out! Don't forget to cross the street to the boat house and watch as they build and repair wood boats.

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