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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

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Address: 204 E. Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461
Phone Number: 910-457-0003
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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At a new larger location!

We were here a few years ago and loved it. They moved across the street to new larger location. The staff are helpful and friendly. The exhibits are still interesting and check... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were here a few years ago and loved it. They moved across the street to new larger location. The staff are helpful and friendly. The exhibits are still interesting and check out the periscope. Free, but you should leave a donation.

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Livingston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

not crowded, not the usual museum stuff, either. Someone did some serious diving to recover some of those artifacts.

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South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited in 2014. This is a great little museum! The Town of Southport has taken great pride in providing a historical account of their city in addition to some modern points of interest! I highly recommend a visit! It was very informative and enjoyable!

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We found ourselves locked into Southport to sit out a low pressure system coming up the coast while returning on our boat to Virginia. We enjoyed an hour tour at this museum which would likely have an interest for all ages, discussions from pirates to blockade runners to replica ships. Located in walking distance from the marina, in the center... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Spent an hour between the museum and the visitor center. Helpful volunteers working the museum. Great displays; good information.

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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a great little stop in the town of Southport, near the ferry to Fort Fisher. It does cost, but also they have many days when it is free. The only downside is it is a little small, but it is packed full.

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Zanesville, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We lucked out the day we were here, they weren't busy, so we asked Larry the info guy if he could give us the ten cent tour. In this small building was a whole lot of history about Southport and Wilmington and Larry shared and answered all of our questions with knowledge and passion. These are the kind of places... More 

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Punta Gorda, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have visited many maritime museums up the east coast, yet they are all different. This one was well done, and I always learn something new.

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Beckley, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a very small museum, but it's free and worth taking a few minutes to stop in. The museum has some exquisite children's china pieces salvaged from a ship sunk in the 1800s and a periscope to give you a 360* view of the area.

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Maritime Museum is a "must see" in Southport. The exhibits and information give a great history of the area. It is so neat to learn about all the history related to the sea. It's amazing how much history and how far back Southport goes. I love the exhibits from dives as well as the interactive exhibits. We visit the... More 

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