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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

Address: 204 E. Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461
Phone Number: 910-457-0003
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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St. Thomas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Full of interesting things; helpful, friendly staff and the displays are well-arranged so that children and adults all can enjoy and learn. Worth a visit!

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Southport, NC, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is the place to visit to get a real sense of the history of the Cape Fear region for pre-historic to modern times. There is a great display on the destruction caused by Hurricane Hazel in 1954. There are dug-out canoes of the native Americans, and an excellent display of the major fishing industry that use to exist in... More 

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
48 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We stopped in late one afternoon, and were pleasantly surprised! The displays were attractive and informative, the pirate exhibit fun, the periscope out-and-out awesome, and the model ships a treat for anyone who loves the sea. And it is free admission.

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Durham, North Carolina
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545 reviews 545 reviews
340 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It's a small place but they pack a lot of history into it. We usually go every year (while we are staying on Topsail Island) because they add new displays all the time. This time they had a display on local Elias Gore, a gentle giant (7'7") that they say never met a stranger. I really enjoyed reading about him.... More 

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Friendsville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Definitely worth wandering around. Lots of local history and interesting artifacts. Admission is free.

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Good bit on the history of NC. Wish it have more info on all the Forts in the area, as they were part of the maratime trade and the storm history

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High Point
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388 reviews 388 reviews
155 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice smaller museum lot of nautical items Artifacts, gear, photographs , some replica's Staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly Plan on spending 2 to 3 hours Definitely some history here

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a nice little museum that gives visitors a good introduction to Southport. The exhibits cover everything from first settlement to present day hurricanes. And it is free!

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Cary, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Enjoyable time looking at old nautical gear, photos and artifacts. Worth the stop in to see the history of Southport. Must do is a look thru the periscope.

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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The town of Southport is idyllic to begin with and the NC Maritime Museum drives the point home. We stopped in and were wowed by the history and the hospitality. The kids loved the scavenger hunt (simply finding/identifying items in the museum from a list).

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