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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Southport History,Small but Good to Visit

Local History of Sothport residents,interesting exhibits and history. Next door to another... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rickyk949
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Very informative about Southport and Free!

There’s a lot of displays about past and present residents of Southport and their contributions to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margie P
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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204 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461-3928
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All reviews scavenger hunt interesting artifacts all ages donations accepted model ships great exhibits local history well worth the visit free admission great for kids civil war cape fear gift shop lower cape bald head island periscope information
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Local History of Sothport residents,interesting exhibits and history. Next door to another attraction of historical interest.This was on the self-guided walking tour,which is a few blocks long but has ample parking for visit.River and pier is about a block or so away so you can...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There’s a lot of displays about past and present residents of Southport and their contributions to the town. There’s a really cool nautical Instrument in the back that lets you view all the interesting landmarks of the town. Old time posters and even information about...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Margie P
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

We found this due to a rainy forecast at the beach. Only takes like 30 mins to explore (more if you want to read). We did the scavenger hunt, which was great for our kids (ages 4-8) - free little prizes too! Free street parking,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

The Maritime Museum in Southport is small. There's no giant displays, instead there are plenty of interesting of smaller exhibits related to the Cape Fear River and Atlantic coast. The Museum exhibits provide insight into the past inhabitants of the area, fishing, hurricanes, ships and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lora S
Reviewed August 5, 2019

We visited the North Carolina Maritime Museum on the last day of our vacation as we were leaving town. It was almost an overthought but we were so wonderfully surprised. The museum has great exhibits that are very informative on the local history showcasing how...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

An unexpected find in Southport. Check out the real periscope that is fully functional. A lot of the history of the area is laid out very professionally. It doesn't take long to go through this facility so give it a try.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Pete K
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit while there , great for the adults and children and best of all it’s free

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

What a great place ave to explore with or without kids. Fascinating history about the area. A scavenger hunt fir kids encouraging exploration. And don’t miss the working periscope!!! The people who work there are smiling, kind and helpful. Plus it’s free.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

First of all this is a Free attraction! And a lovely one at that! Lots to see and read about all the history of the area and waters. Don’t leave without looking in the periscope too! Very nice and helpful personnel.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

We stumbled upon this place during our visit to Southport & really enjoyed it. It doesn't take long to go through it, but they have a lot of great exhibits, artifacts & information about the local maritime history. Good for learning more about the history...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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March 22, 2018|
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Response from Teresa M | Reviewed this property |
It's FREE!!!! Donations are accepted, but not required.
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Tuesday through Saturday, 10-5, year round. Check on holidays, however even on the 4th they are open, but for limited hours.
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