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North Carolina Maritime Museum

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Address: 315 Front St, Beaufort, Beaufort, NC 28516-2124
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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Black Beard history

Nice friendly small museum about local maritime history. There is a lot of info on Blackbeard and his ship. It's a free museum just sign in at desk. When your done just walk out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wynantskill, New York
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Wynantskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice friendly small museum about local maritime history. There is a lot of info on Blackbeard and his ship. It's a free museum just sign in at desk. When your done just walk out and go to the many shops all in walking distance from the museum

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great details about the maritime history. Wonderful artifacts. Not just about the Beaufort area, but all along the NC coast.

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Thank podaniels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole reason I went all the way out to this Museum was to see items that was discovered among the remains of the Queens Anne's Revenge the ship that has become notorious with the pirate Blackbeard. All I can say is wow! I was inches away from things that Blackbeard at one time was also inches away from. Super... More 

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Thank Castle B
Lucama, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting for all ages! Lots of information on BlackBeard and pirates. A nice gift shop to pick up something for our grandchildren.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum had extensive information about Black Beard and boat building It was very comprehensive and will be excellent for students of the area. Staff was very nice and the facility very inviting

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kalamazoo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I and old kids enjoyed this more then younger kids. There was a scavenger hunt which they got bored with. Very nice and clean place

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was very interesting, but absolutely packed out (it was invasion weekend). The information was good and current and the folks were very nice. I love boats, so was more interested in going across the street to the boat house. You can only look from above but the floor and walls had maritime stuff hanging all over. Very nice.

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Thank dougogle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place for the whole family! The staff is very knowledgeable and polite. I've been to many of this type of museums and this is by far the best! If your into pirates this is it! Many items of Black Beard ship are here!

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Thank Ken S
Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit about nautical history and Blackbeard artifacts. They have a 45 minute informational movie about Blackbeard. After you visit this museum, our family joined the Pirate's Ghost Float. This is not in the museum but up a couple of blocks on the docks.

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Thank Ravena72
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teens were a bit bored but were good sports about it because I was interested. It is free (donation recommended), otherwise my rating would have been lower. I enjoyed seeing the sperm whale skeleton and talking to the archeologists working on the Blackbeard excavation.

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