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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

204 E. Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461
910-457-0003
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were in Southport for the weekend. Our host recommended the Maritime museum. We were glad we went and visited. It was very informative and interesting. Lots of artifacts and history of the watermen of the area. The periscope was cool too!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of those great museums that sneaks up on you. At first our kids thought "great another boring history museum." They were wrong. They loved the scavenger hunt, and after we left they kept talking about the exhibits. This is like history meets American Pickers. Through the exhibits you learn about the history of the area and it's... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great place! Had never been and now I want to go back because I didn't have enough time to read it all. Everyone was very helpful and they even have a scavenger hunt.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here while visiting Southport. Nicely laid out museum with good displays telling about the history of the area. Museum staff were friendly and told us some interesting facts. Definitely with stopping here if you are in Southport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here with our teenage boys. We did the scavenger hunt and it was a great way to see what the museum had to show us. We recommend the stop and the best part was that it was free. Be sure to leave a donation before you leave though!

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Southport, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have done a nice job of displaying everything and have people there to answer questions. There is plenty of parking. There is no charge, but they take donations.

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Biscoe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

everyone that visits Southport should visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum . This is a great place to take the kids to get a look at the past and a great history lesson that they want forget. I have been a fisherman 53 years and I appreciate all the Maritime Facts. You will too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great exposition of maritime history of the North Carolina coast. Nice gift shop. The wrap around porch and front lawn are great place to rest.

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Four Oaks, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Took the ferry over from a visit to Carolina Beach. Had a educational experience at the Museum. Being a native from N.C. it was nice to see from a local prospective the history of Maritime travels on the N.C. coast and beyond. There was a tour in progress after arriving, so tuned in to the tour. The tour guide was... More

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