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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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Nice little museum

This is a small museum, but had some interesting things. Right now they have a Blackbeard section that was very interesting - items from Blackbeards ship are included. Kids would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2013
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Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a small museum, but had some interesting things. Right now they have a Blackbeard section that was very interesting - items from Blackbeards ship are included. Kids would like this.

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Boston
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38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I visited the NC Maritime Museum last week with relatives, we really enjoyed it. The exhibits were interesting and informative and I learned something about the history of North Carolina and shipwrecks that I didn't know. The Museum continues across the street with handcrafted shipbuilding......practically a lost art.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Free museum that has a very interesting exhibit on the wreckage of the Queen Anne's Revenge (Blackbeard's Flagship).

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Dallas, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Maritime Museum seeing all the different boats and parts of fishing equipment. and the people there was knowledgeable of what was going on. They were friendly alsom

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Houma, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Exceptional exhibits at this Museum. Very informative and/or educational. Even my 14 year old granddaughter and her cousin enjoyed the kid's quiz game. Even if it wasn't free it would be worth a visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We spent a morning here as part of a Road Scholar trip and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum has some great exhibits, including a fascinating section devoted to Blackbeard. The exhibits are informative and well designed, and the museum space itself is inviting. It's just large enough to give you a good overview of North Carolina's maritime heritage but... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We actually went into the Maritime Museum because we were hot and needed to cool down and were then pleasantly surprised by all of the exhibits. My daughter is a little young for this museum (age 4), but she still enjoyed running around, looking at everything. I would have liked to have spent more time here, reading all the placards.... More 

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Winston-Salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Blackbeard was being celebrated in a big way in Beaufort and the museum had an excellent National Geographic documentary in their theatre which slowed greater enjoyment of the Blackbeard exhibit. The remaining exhibits were also very well done, dealing with boats and the making thereof.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I have to disclose first that I am not a big maritime type person, I can't really handle boats that well....sea-sickness. But for someone who doesn't enjoy boating or the open seas that much, I can really appreciate the time and attention to detail they put into this museum. It's free to get in, you will need to set-aside about... More 

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New York City, New York
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56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much from this museum as it had donation admission and it didn't look like a large building from the outside. However, there were lots of great finds inside. There was a lot of information on the Civil War in the area, but my favorite part was in the back, an exhibit on Blackbeard and the Queen... More 

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