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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

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Address: 204 E. Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461
Phone Number: 910-457-0003
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Great little museum!

My husband and I had a lot of fun exploring and learning in this small museum. It has an operating periscope which is really neat and the staff are welcoming and friendly. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brittany K
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a lot of fun exploring and learning in this small museum. It has an operating periscope which is really neat and the staff are welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed learning the history of North Carolina and Southport specifically.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very good museum for a small-seaport town. Kids tour the museum with a scavenger hunt type guide. Our grandkids were fascinated by the displays.

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Thank Fredsviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

More items to view than we thought. The display & staff are great. stroll through at your leisure & check out the history of tSouthport.

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Thank Dan B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small museum with a lot of fun treasures. They have an interactive scavenger hunt for young folks, regular activities, and a well-maintained facility.

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Thank Jeremy F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family of 10 was in Southport visiting for the day and we stopped here first. Its free and opened to the public. Get little place to ger some history in about the ocean and what Southport was used for back in the day. There is a scavenger hunt for the kids to do as well as some interactive things.... More 

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Thank Mandy R
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here based on reviews and found it informative about the area and it's history ... All of the displays and artifacts are very well done... It is definitely worth a visit of an hour or so...

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Morganton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the museum and it was a great introduction into nautical regional history. They have some great exhibits and I love the look back in time. Well worth the minimum fee.

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Thank Beverly C
NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A free museum with ton's of information. The periscope is cool for old and young alike. Look into it and you can see alot! Parking can be an issue but, it is worth the walk. The museum is in downtown right near all of the shop's and water front. A definite stop on anyone's list. This place is so cool... More 

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Thank NcQueenLisa
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little museum has attractive displays that tell the story of the area from early days when the fishing industry was going strong. There is no admission fee though donations are welcome. The museum has a small but nicely stocked shop.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very nice small museum that takes you about 30 min to 1 hr to go through. Great local information on Southport's history and make sure to look out the periscope over the water for a gorgeous view.

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