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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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A Great Place to Cool Off in the Summer

There's a lot to see and read at this museum. We spent a little more than an hour here, which for me was plenty of time, but if you're into museums you may want to spend more. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There's a lot to see and read at this museum. We spent a little more than an hour here, which for me was plenty of time, but if you're into museums you may want to spend more. The information on pirates was really interesting. I wouldn't recommend a long stay (or maybe even a visit at all) if you have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's expanding so next year this museum promises to offer much more - I enjoyed all the info, pictures and mementos about different phases of the area's fascinating history. Colonial settlements, the Civil War, manufacturing, different types of fishing, the role of pirates, a display of ship models, there's quite a variety of material. The construction activity was not at... More 

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CAROLINA SHORES, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were visiting the area for the first time and dropped in for a while. The facility is very nice and interesting. The staff was very nice and friendly. The visit was enjoyable by all of us.

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Cambridge, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stop here every year when visiting with the kids. Its a great free attraction, and also has a lot of interesting history of the area. The timeline of the area is also nice as you can see how what has developed throughout the years

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a great FREE museum! We spent an hour just walking around and reading. We even bought some sea glass and a treasure map ;)

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Faith, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visiting neighboring Oak Island my family stopped in the Maritime Museum. It was very nice and the staff was very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Interesting display for adults and children...pleasant walk-thru... very informative/educational exhibits...no entry fee - donations accepted. There is usually street parking available around building...right off waterfront. Add this to your Southport visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Displays were well organized & interesting. Staff members were courteous and helpful. The periscope was interesting enough to see by itself, but it was even more so because we were able to see Old Bald Head Island Lighthouse through its lens.

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Murphy, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great way to spend an hour on a hot afternoon. The exhibits are interesting and well displayed, and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Great way to learn about their local heritage and some of their accomplishments.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a great little museum to get you acclimated to Southport and the surrounding area. They have great displays on the history of the area and the town, and a very cool periscope from the USS Dolphin that you can look through and see landmarks across the water. The staff was very helpful and informative.

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