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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
204 E. Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461
910-457-0003
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Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This Maritime Museum is a hidden gem! So much to see and learn about the maritime history in Southport and Wilmington. Great exhibits and very interactive for children. The best thing is it's FREE! A must-visit, if you are in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Caswell Beach, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Southport treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a great place for adults and children. The museum has a wonderful location at the mouth of the Cape Fear River as it flows into the Atlantic. It is adjacent to historic Fort Johnston and the Southport Visitor Center. Check out the museum event calendar while you are there, you may be fortunate enough to be able to attend one of the exciting programs they sponsor-most at no cost. The museum staff is a wonderful resource for local information and history and guided me to other interesting sites.

Visited November 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Interesting Maritime Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was our first visit and found this small museum informative and well organized, with very friendly staff. It is very conveniently situated on the main street near the water front, and next to the Visitor Centre. Among the displays, the museum has a periscope with a 360 degree view of the surrounding area, and a lot of maritime information. Certainly worth a visit when in Southport.

Visited September 2013
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“Great place to find out about NC Maritime History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Visited the museum while in Southport, NC. It was very clean and organized. The exhibits were well organized and they have a working periscope in the building which you can look out 360 degrees above the building. The staff was friendly and informed. I would recommend visiting this if you are in Southport NC.

Visited September 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“Great museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Nice museum, small but informative. Nice gift shop. Easy to find, it is on a main street, next to the visitor center.

Visited September 2013
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