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North Carolina Maritime Museum

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It’s free. It’s interesting. Staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and excellent. The N.C... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1-2 hours of aquarium exhibits, highlights being the otters and 200k+ gallon shark tank. Employees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iain S
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Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.
315 Front St, Beaufort, Beaufort, NC 28516-2124
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s free. It’s interesting. Staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and excellent. The N.C. Maritime Museum is the official repository for artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge, offering a free exhibit where you can see many of the artifacts conserved. The exhibit incorporates interactive displays, quizzes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1-2 hours of aquarium exhibits, highlights being the otters and 200k+ gallon shark tank. Employees seemed nice and like they care, a lot. Maybe not the biggest or the most flashy aquarium, but with the most expensive ticket being $13, it's a better value than...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This free museum is located right across from the waterfront. There's a heavy emphasis on Blackbeard the pirate, whose history and adventures are interesting for all ages. The ruins of his flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, were discovered not far offshore Beaufort. An intriguing film...More

Thank Barb J
Reviewed September 9, 2018

An easy walk for almost anyone, the trail wanders through areas typical of coastal NC, with wonderful and, for a northerner, unusual pines and cypress trees. Highlights for us were the water birds toward the end of the trail in interior marshy areas. We went...More

Thank BenjyP1234
Reviewed September 7, 2018

If you are anywhere near Beaufort, be sure to visit the town and make sure to stop at the museum. Learned so much about the area from one of the docents. This is the friendliest little town we've been to in a long time!

Thank Maryann H
Reviewed September 4, 2018

As an adult I enjoyed this museum more than my tween aged grandsons (11 & 13). I learned a lot about the history of the area including the boat-making, the coast and the legends. The artifacts they are finding from Blackbeard's ship are worth a...More

Thank tallsue
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We planned to visit the museum for an interesting day out of the sun and were pleasantly surprised to find admission was FREE. It was very interesting to learn about Blackbeard and others. Great museum.

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Great free museum. Blackbeard''s ship Queen Anne's Revenge recovered possessions are worth the time . A great many possessions have been recovered. Great display. Great info on fish in north Carolina waters. Scavenger hunt for children. Very nice museum. Nice gift shop definitely worth your...More

Thank camaga2016
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Blackbeard history and artifacts are here! great to see all they have found so far, a legend comes to life. Amazing what things survived so long, underwater, undiscovered for so long so close to Beaufort. Beyond that this is still a wonderful museum filled with...More

Thank 24mfoster
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Great for the whole family. We brought our 4 year old grandson and he had a blast. We did a scavenger hunt that kept him engaged and wanting to see more. Will go back aging on next trip.

Thank Sherry M
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March 10, 2017|
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Response from MJNielsen | Reviewed this property |
It's a small indoor museum, I did not see any dogs when we were there. I'm thinking it would not be appropriate to bring dogs in.
Bettie B
June 9, 2015|
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Response from Dawn F | Reviewed this property |
They ask for a donation.