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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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Good historical view of Southport

This was my third visit, the first without guests. This is a great stop for locals and visitors to the area who are looking to learn more about Southport. Parking is free as is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Caswell Beach, North Carolina
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Caswell Beach, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was my third visit, the first without guests. This is a great stop for locals and visitors to the area who are looking to learn more about Southport. Parking is free as is the museum. On street parking makes for a short walk from downtown shops. The museum lives you the local history from the 1700's up to today.... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a great little museum, great for kids and adults alike. Packed with local history. Southport is lucky to have such a place.

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Southport North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This museum is a treat - it showcases the best of Southport's maritime history. Exhibits show how the sea has affected Southport and it has great programs for both adults and children.

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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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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
105 helpful votes 105 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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363 attraction reviews
387 helpful votes 387 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
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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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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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93 helpful votes 93 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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