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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 Museum - Big History

Southport was a critical area at the end of the civil war and this museum displays memorabilia from that era including remnants of southern blockade runners. The pirate history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Southport, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Southport was a critical area at the end of the civil war and this museum displays memorabilia from that era including remnants of southern blockade runners. The pirate history and fishing history of the area is also well represented including a life sized figure of an icon from that period. Overall, this museum maximizes it's smallish size to portray a... More 

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Raleigh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Museum was renovated a few years back. Lot's of historical items from various times including a (mostly) working periscope that you can use to look at the lighthouses (Bald Head, Oak Island). A must see if you are interested in maritime history. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff plus seating in the outside hall if you're a bit fatigued from walking... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The staff here is excellent, and the gentleman that greeted us upon entering immediately began engaging the kids with facts about the area (pirates and sharks). He then offered them the chance to do a scavenger hunt which all of the kids in our party loved (ages 4-12). He let them hold a megalodon shark tooth, and my shark-loving son... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If your a fan of a quick and quaint little walking tour of history, than this place is for you! Depending on how much you like to immerse yourself, this could be done in about 10-15 minutes or you could spend an hour walking through the Maritime History of Southport. Covers a lot of bases with a good number of... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of history and educational exhibits here, done very well. My favorite is the periscope to look at cargo ships heading up the Cape Fear to Wilmington.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Good way to spend a half hour or so, and learn alot about South Port. Very informative and interesting to go and see how things look today vs. yesteryear. Staff is very knowledgeable as well.

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Lakeland TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you are in Southport and need a break from the heat or the rain this is a great place to take a break. Lots of history, worth a trip.

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great history lesson in a fun and interactive environment. So much to see, I could have spent the day there. Shipwrecks, pirates, and WWII history all in one place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

This little gem had so much information packed into it that you can get caught up in the richness of its history. It's got some information for young children like pirates! It's more geared to adults though. Staff is knowledgable and helpful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Recently my wife allowed me the pleasure of planning our Spring Getaway ~~ we "landed" at Southport and what a discovery! It was a great time and the Maritime Museum helped to make that possible. If you are a history buff (like my wife is~~you will love this place). If you are the type that appreciates time spent absorbing information... More 

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Additional Information about North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

Address: 204 E. Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461
Phone Number: 910-457-0003
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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