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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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Small but full of History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Judy W
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Zanesville, Ohio
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Zanesville, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Southport, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A great museum to understand the local area, shipping, folklore, pirating, and beautiful Southport. Very informative for young and old alike.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I've been here before, but this time I brought some visiting Canadian relatives with 2 young children. The museum has an activity sheet for children-what a great way to get them involved. They get a prize when they complete their activity sheet! I love the periscope. On a clear day it's a great way to see the area. If you... More 

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Caswell Beach, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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