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North Carolina Maritime Museum

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Address: 315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
Phone Number: 252/728-7317
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Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and...

Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.

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Great little museum

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. They have a very nice display of the Queen Anne's Revenge(Blackbeard's ship). Lots of information about local fishing and maritime history. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ElisabethCV
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DeWitt, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice small museum. A great way to learn about maritime history when it's hot in Beaufort. Actually visited in July 2011.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. They have a very nice display of the Queen Anne's Revenge(Blackbeard's ship). Lots of information about local fishing and maritime history. It was very informative. My son enjoyed the scavenger hunt in the museum as well. Museum is a free activity but we did leave a donation. We went thru the entire museum... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff awesome, exhibits equally as nice. Expanded area with video and Blackbeard exhibit was great for teens. Gift shop had many nice items.

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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to spend some time here as this museum is not very large but contains a lot of information, artifacts and history.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum - my kids ages 10 and 7 both loved it. They were able to do the scavenger hunt worksheet and that kept them entertained and motivated to see ALL the exhibits. There was a lot to see and we spent about 2 hours there. Small gift shop was nice. Black Beard the Pirate section was... More 

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Martinsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice displays, friendly staff and convenient location. Loved the whale skeleton and the exhibits related to the whale.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group ranged in age from 11-70 and all were interested in the displays. Exhibits covered the history of fishing, boating, sealife, surfing, and yes even piracy. It's a small museum so can be covered in 1-1.5 hours for the average visitor

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Thank Parkersfive
Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is very well done and has many hands-on activities for children. There are even some artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge which was Blackbeard the pirate's ship. This is a free museum with displays from this historic area.

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Thank kingslovetotravel
Havelock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in havelock and this is one of my go to spots every time family and friends are visiting. I really enjoy the queen anne's revenge exhibit!

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Thank Josh M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great bit of history of the area and our country can be found in this neat little museum. You should set aside at least two hours to thoroughly take in the information here. The museum is very kid friendly as they provided us with an activity for them to keep them busy as we walked and read the exhibits.

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