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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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Biscoe, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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165 reviews 165 reviews
45 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Chocowinity, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The North Carolina Maritime Museums are wonderful attractions and this was no exception. They exhibit many of the historic artifacts from the spectacular seaside history of the state, ranging from discovery, to the fishing culture, conflicts, etc. This is certainly a venue for those who love the sea, seaside community culture, and provides for a wonderful experience for children, especially.... More

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Triad, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a fun place with interesting exhibits that you should check out if you are in the downtown area.

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Indianapolis
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This free attraction is a good place to go to learn the local history. It's one big room with small dividing walls, allowing each section to have a slightly different focus. There are tones of artifacts and model ships. Some nice hands-on activities are available, like a kid's scavenger hunt, a periscope that you can use to look around the... More

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North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Enjoyed the exhibits and looking through the working periscope. Beautiful grounds overlooking the Cape Fear River. Lots of NC history.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A great place for children during the summer! Check out the summer programs! Pirate Boot Camp was great for our grandson.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It's free, its smart, and it's a great history lesson. The big ships may have sailed to deeper waters, but the beautiful and rich history is well preserved within the town and in this Museum. Good stuff!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was a nice, small museum that had a lot of various exhibits and trinkets surrounding former sea ventures. It even had a periscope that went from the floor and through the ceiling so you could look onto the water toward Bald Head Island. It's a small museum that you would probably only spend about an hour max. We took... More

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