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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 place to visit. Free. Educational and interesting.

Very wonderful, educational and informative little museum. The museum is good for all ages with interactive displays. Free!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very wonderful, educational and informative little museum. The museum is good for all ages with interactive displays. Free!

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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202 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a boat lover's museum, Maritime history of the Eastern Coast of North Carolina. Home to the Blackbeard legend and history with artifacts. Lots for children and adults alike plus it is free. Expect to spend about one hour in this museum.

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Naples, Florida
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting local history. It is a small museum that can be seen in less than 2 hours. Worth the visit.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are by no means nautically inclined, but if you love the history of Black Beard, ships, and Beaufort this is the museum to visit!

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Thank jahamelinck
Thomasville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great place, fantastic for the kids. Well worth the time to visit and walk around to experience the history.

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Virginia
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The Blackbeard exhibit is worth the visit alone! The staff are very friendly and the museum is full of interactive displays and information. The admission is also, free! This is a great rainy day or colder weather activity.

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Thank MissVA2006
NY
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119 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We stopped briefly on our way out of town and we are glad we did. A comprehensive museum of history and ecology. Great Blackbeard exhibit! Best of all, it was free!

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Thank crazydogs
Winnabow, North Carolina
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is a great museum to visit if you are in Beaufort. They have done a fantastic job of presenting the maritime history of North Carolina and I personally learned many new and interesting things during my visit. The museum has a focus on Blackbeard, including many artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge, which was found just a few miles... More 

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

You must take a quick run thru here. It is priceless Great stories to be told on headstones, and the atmosphere under the Live Oaks is cool and quiet, even on a mid-summer day.

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MA
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Very well done small museum depicting history of boats and wars in the Carolinas. Good for adults and children.

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