North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums • Educational sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Maritime museum focusing on the history of local waterways plus exhibits on piracy, shipwrecks & storms. The Mission of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is to collect, preserve and interpret material culture pertinent to the maritime history of the Lower Cape Fear region.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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elandja
Apex, NC553 contributions
Interesting History
Mar 2021
This museum is adjacent to the visitor's center and a must see for history buffs. It details Southport and the region's really interesting history from Native Americans to blockade running in the Civil War to the coast guard station and lighthouses. The only challenge was the building was so humid it became a bit uncomfortable and we needed to leave.
Written April 10, 2021
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mp_traveler2021
North Carolina1,270 contributions
Local Museum
Oct 2020
This is a great museum that one can visit in 30 minutes or so.

Despite being a small museum, it's packed with lots of information (and collection of artifacts) about the maritime history of this area.

There is no fee to visit the museum, but donations are appreciated.

Highly recommended to anyone visiting Southport.
Written November 24, 2020
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PJ1328461
Southport, NC11 contributions
Great Local Museum
Sep 2020
An outstanding museum to learn about the important history of the Southport marine area. Displays are updated frequently with new and interesting historical facts. Film gives a great intro into the area. Worth the visit and it's free - PLEASE DONATE to keep the museum a part of our community.
Written September 30, 2020
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Frank C
Southport, NC10 contributions
Beautiful Location and Informative
Oct 2019
This was a nice way to educate oneself on the maritime history of the area. A few interactive exhibits gave the stroller a hands-on experience in a relatively small space. The coverage of the exhibits was wide ranging including hurricane intensity/damage, treatment of immigrants, fishing areas, shipwreaks, priates, and local lore. It took about an 1 1/2 hours to slowly experience all the exhibits. The setting of the museum on the Cape Fear River adds to the sea fearing environment. One could almost hear the waves splashing on a boat and being boarded by pirates. Not a lot of bells and whistles, but the museum was well worth it.
Written March 5, 2020
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northcarolinatravler
North Carolina23 contributions
Great
Jan 2020 • Friends
Fantastic andgood for all ages. Very nice exhibits and staff...very clean and nice place to visit...
Written January 17, 2020
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Jon H
Southport, NC4 contributions
Lot of history here for local area
Nov 2019
Lot of History here for local area pirate stuff very cool free must see in Southport gift shop with very nice stuff not to expense either
Written November 6, 2019
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Roger H
2 contributions
exceptional!
Feb 2019
Not a large museum but packed with outstanding nautical artifacts as well as an extremely large shell collection. Well worth a trip to see and very enjoyable.
Written November 5, 2019
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Goozie
Southport, NC9 contributions
Better than its neighbor museum
Oct 2019
I came and enjoyed this museum for the historical items it had inside. Pretty neat to see the cannons from past wars. The people working there weren't very approachable.
Written October 31, 2019
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Housewithfourboys
North Carolina122 contributions
Nice
Oct 2019 • Couples
Informative and free. Short movie and super cool periscope to look through. Fascinating stories and a very nice volunteer working.
Written October 11, 2019
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FrequentFlier812448
10 contributions
Trip to the coast.
Oct 2019
For such a small town this is a great museum. Very interesting and extensive. It is focused, as the title indicates, on the maritime history of the Southport area. Covers a wide variety of grounds.
Written October 8, 2019
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