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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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Before going into the Maritime Museum I hadn't known that Blackbeard's ship's wreckage was found just outside the harbor. The Museum is small but has some really interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2014
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Danbury, CT
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Danbury, CT
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187 reviews 187 reviews
35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Before going into the Maritime Museum I hadn't known that Blackbeard's ship's wreckage was found just outside the harbor. The Museum is small but has some really interesting things.

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Southcentral Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We squeeze the visit to this museum in between waiting for tours at the historical society. The first hour we were there, we ended up watching the movie about Blackbeard. It was really well done, but we had to leave right before the ending. We came back after the bus tour, but it was starting at the same place we... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very historic and everyone that works there is extremely knowldgeble on the history of the town. I love going in there and talking to the older people that have some really good stories. Lots of pirate information here as well as other maritime things to see. Don't miss this

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We just happened on this museum and when we saw it was free, we had to check it out. The desk staff person was friendly and personable and gave us plenty of attention, directing us where to go. The Blackbeard exhibit was educational and eye-opening and we enjoyed the whale exhibit, as well. Recommend this gem of a museum to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Conveniently located on Front street and perfect spot to pop into after seeing boat building across the street. Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff who share historical tidbits and tales. Kids and adults all enjoyed. This quaint little seaside town is rich in history and natural resources

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Bucks County , Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I liked the price (FREE) and going up on the observations (private guide) and seeing the sites from the widow's watch. Go in the morning to avoid the school tours. and visit across the street the wood working shop for building boats.

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Charlotte, NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

You get a feel for the local history. Has one of the largest nautical book collections I have seen. Staff is friendly. On the day we arrived, they showed an hour and a half National Geographic movie about Black Beard. What a disgusting figure of history was he. Souvenirs seemed reasonably priced as well.

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Rock Hall, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was a very interesting museum. You learned a lot of local history. It was displayed great & clean. We learned about Blackbeard, Queen Ann"s Revenge. We were here q few years ago & they expanded it a lot. We spent more time there than we thought. There were interactive videos there & lost to read. Would definitely recommend this.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Free to get in, and a very impressive survey of local history. Featured are the Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit, the shipwreck rescue exhibit, one on both whaling and fishing. One of the main draws is the shipbuilding shop across the street. Every year they have a raffle of one of the ships from the shop, last year a wooden motor... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It is free to get in. They don't allow flash photography, which is understandable. It was a very neat place. Some of the touch screen computers weren't working to see more on the artifacts and they were having some maintenance issues so there was a stinch from the rotten water. But overall nifty place. They offer lots of children activities... More 

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