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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

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Address: 204 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461-3928
Phone Number: 910-457-0003
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Small but Informative

I've been in many museums in our travels over the year. This one could be called small compared to most BUT, it had just enough artifacts to tell the history of of how the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Morris F
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been in many museums in our travels over the year. This one could be called small compared to most BUT, it had just enough artifacts to tell the history of of how the area was developed. Several interesting documents from noted people from the past. A working periscope is fun to look thru and the kid(big ones too) are... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was amazing to visit a hidden history museum in Southport. We live in the area but play tourist in the off season. This helps us to recommend places to visit when we have family and friends stay with us. This is a must see if you are the least bit interested in North Carolina! It is also great for... More 

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Thank sarafromva
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a welcome break from the heat, and an amazing step back in to the past. The layout is very good and accessable by wheelchair. The staff are very knowledgeable and love to talk. Some great things to look at.

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Thank Colin A
Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Brought 5 year old and 9 year old. While not as impressed as mom and dad, it was a cool way to take a break from the heat and learn a bit too.

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Thank Victoria F
Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A surprisingly well done and complete maritime museum. It is even equipped with a periscope! And the price? FREE!

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Thank kenbrad
Statesville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum. Very well put together and free admission was very nice. The staff was very friendly. The submarine scope was very cool. Worth a stop while visiting southport/OKI.

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Thank Hannah B
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very informative and interactive...good for all ages. So much history in this area...and they do good job of sharing that with locals and tourists a like.

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Thank Patpv
Tarboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little museum that tells a lot of the history of Southport and the Cape Fear area's maritime history. There was a lot of interesting information and displays inside. We all loved the periscope that was salvaged from a submarine. You can actually look through and turn the periscope to see various landmarks around the area. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Maritime Museum is packed full of artifacts and history. It is housing a working periscope where you can look across the Cape Fear. The artifacts are clearly labeled and most were found in the immediate area and are labeled where they were found. They have a scavenger hunt for children with a treasure chest holding prizes for the completion;... More 

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Thank Candy G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in on a visit to the Riverwalk in Southport. It is a nice museum with lots of interesting information on this Historic Coastal Community. They had many well presented artifacts and the Periscope is a fun addition. We enjoyed our visit!

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