Port O'Plymouth Museum

Port O'Plymouth Museum: Hours, Address, Port O'Plymouth Museum Reviews: 4/5

Port O'Plymouth Museum
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Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Housed in a historic 1923 Atlantic Coast Line Train depot, the Port o’ Plymouth Museum is charged with the mission of preserving and celebrating the long and unique history of Washington County, North Carolina. Standing in the front and center of the museum’s interpretation is Plymouth’s fascinating Civil War history, which includes the 1864 Battle of Plymouth and the Civil War’s most successful ironclad ship – the CSS Albemarle. Come learn about this 17,000 troop battle and see our fully operable, to-scale replica of the CSS Albemarle. Rated by the Charlotte-Observer as one of “Top 10 Civil War Sites in the Carolinas”, our museum may be small, but it’s packed with fascinating history. Come see us!
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Richard B
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Better call before you drive to Plymouth
Jun 2021 • Couples
We stopped in Plymouth on our way home for the specific purpose of visiting the museum. We arrived at about 11:30 am on a Friday only to find the doors locked. Although a car was in the parking lot, no one answered the door. We called the listed telephone number and no one answered. We looked at the ironclad replica on the waterfront and were walking back to our car when a woman came out of the museum. Although we called out to her, she did not respond, got into the car and drove away. She had left a Closed sign on the door indicating someone would return at 2 pm, too late for us to tour the museum.
Written June 12, 2021
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dougparsons
Holly Springs, NC256 contributions
If you post your hours as open, you should be open!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Very disappointing as we drove a distance to visit only to find it closed and no one anywhere around. It was at 11AM on a Saturday morning and the sign on the door said open from 9a-3p. :-(
Written July 10, 2019
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JohnKBachmann
Port Orange, FL192 contributions
Local Civil War Museum
Sep 2018 • Solo
With a working model of the CSS Albemarle based out back on the river , a caboose, a freight car and the Museum building itself, an attractive location next to a park this is a great stop for something unique in American history.
The interior displays are original items from the era, including smokestack, cannon balls, various equipment and an able staff to help with your questions.
Definitely a STOP! 👍👍
Written September 26, 2018
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johnnyquest111
Wilson, NC453 contributions
Museum
Sep 2017 • Solo
Been a while since I'd been here...kinda forgot how cool it is...if your a fan of the Civil War like most of us Southerners are..
I think of this place every time I pass the ironcade on the river.
I think they still charge $3 bucks for adults.. Worth every penny..Tie the Battle of Bentonville NC with the Battle of Plymouth you can clearly see how bad our ancestors wanted to keep the Yankees out of North Carolina... (Maybe not as much as we want to today...Yankee's have ruined Raleigh)
Written February 12, 2018
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Zephyr_Travel
Fredericksburg, VA2,611 contributions
Ditto to other reviews, best for Civil War buffs, Great Ironclad model!
Sep 2016 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed the small museum, great unique artifacts from local sunken ships and the battle. Helped to have some familiarity with the civil war for the exhibits. The museum is in a old train station. Don't miss stopping by the ironclad model outside!
Written September 9, 2016
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mjacostausmc
Huntsville, AL304 contributions
Nice little museum
Jun 2016
Minimal entrance fee, really well done exhibits, suggest watching the "longer than 4 minutes" 4 minute video first...will help set the stage for the rest of the museum. Nice exhibits of ordnance, photographs, flag, etc. 3/8th scale ship is pretty cool too, but you cannot go on board that....display from a far only.
Written June 12, 2016
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Laura O
Plymouth, NC20 contributions
Great Little Museum!
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is a great, although small, museum. Lots of artifacts relating to the civil war history of the area and great people! Definitely worth the trip!
Written April 25, 2016
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Frank d
Winston Salem, NC3,448 contributions
A WONDERFUL WAY TO LEARN ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR HISTORY !!!
Apr 2016 • Solo
This museum ir relatively small in comparison to it's contents. This place holds a treasure trove of artifacts and historical data from the Civil War and The Battle of Plymouth. During my visit here The Battle of Plymouth was being re-enacted by both Rebel and Union troops camped out all over the grounds near and around the Museum which occurred During April 17-20, 1864 and was the last major Confederate victory. A replica of the most successful Confederate Ironclad, the CSS Albemarle is berthed right by the Museum. I learned much about The Battle of Plymouth which was the third largest Civil War battle fought in North Carolina.
Written April 24, 2016
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david v
North Kansas City, MO143 contributions
What a hidden gem
Jul 2015 • Family
We found this when passing by town and seeing the design for the ironclad replica. The replica was amazing and made describing it easy to the family. The museum is small but has excellent displays. It is possible one of the most complete civil war artillery shell collections I have ever seen. It also contained items I have never seen before. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. This is a great stop.
Written July 29, 2015
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LegionSix
Soldotna, AK44 contributions
Worth The Time
Jul 2015 • Family
A few of us went to burn some time while waiting for a wedding event. Not very big, but very interesting. A great way to spend an hour or two. Staff was very friendly.
Written July 29, 2015
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Port O'Plymouth Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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