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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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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We love Southport!

A definite must see in Southport. Watch a 6 minute video of Southport's history. Many artifacts and very interesting. A special room that pays tribute to movies filmed in or near... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Angie P
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A definite must see in Southport. Watch a 6 minute video of Southport's history. Many artifacts and very interesting. A special room that pays tribute to movies filmed in or near Southport....including my favorite, Safe Haven. There are many collectibles from the movie, including Katie's bike, the picture of the flying fish that Lexi drew for Katie and the doors... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A trip to the Maritime Museum belongs on the must do list when visiting Southport or the nearby communities. This is a small, but well-done and information snapshot of how the people of this costal community and Cape Fear River and other bodies of water are so tightly entwined. You will find the staff gracious, welcoming and more than willing... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very surprised how much we enjoyed it and the gentleman (sorry I can't recall his name) was very informative. It was interesting to learn about the history of Southport, just wish we had a little more time to explore it

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Thank renpwar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone loved the exhibit from my daughter who is 24 and her friend who is 26 to my little boy who is 10 years old. My daughter is crazy about Nicolas Sparks movies.

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Thank James F
Bolivia, North Carolina
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but very nice and interesting. Learned a lot about Southport. The day we were there a local historian was there. He was very informative and told us so much about the history. Great starting off point for your visit to the area. Recommend taking the ferry to Fort Fisher and the Aquarian. Excellent.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located near the ferry and easy to find. The museum took about 30 minutes to walk through, which was perfect for us. Our kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt and looking at all of the unique items. The volunteers, especially Zach, was super helpful and interacted great with kids. There were lots of ship models and cannons. Nicely air conditioned.

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Thank Joseph V
Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most informative, small museum. For first-time area visitors, it is a great introduction to the rich history of the lower Cape Fear River region. Spend at least an hour!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Morris F
Southport, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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