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Fort Johnston - Southport Museum & Visitors Center

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This is a great place to get all the information you need to have a great visit in Southport and to... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Southport, North Carolina
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We both enjoyed this place, lots of information about the area. The movie room was well presented... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Lexington, Virginia
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203 E Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3910
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a great place to get all the information you need to have a great visit in Southport and to learn about the town. The Volunteers are very helpful and have lots of suggestions for your time in this charming little happy town!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We both enjoyed this place, lots of information about the area. The movie room was well presented and we will be looking to rent some of those.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We visited the museum and enjoyed the history of the different movies that have been filmed there and the history of the war exhibit,

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed April 19, 2018

This is a local museum and has a bunch of interesting things. Many from films made locally, and other items of interest. The staff is very nice and friendly and can offer additional insights into the local customs and culture.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 65_PB
Reviewed April 8, 2018

My family and I were outside taking pictures. Gwen (worker at museum) came out and talked with us on the front porch. She appeared to be very nice but totally lied to us about our tour guide for our scheduled tour. She told us our...More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank acww2016
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Described in various promotional materials as a “Victorian Coastal Village,” Southport’s streets are lined with many fine examples of 19th century coastal architecture, and several blocks of the town’s waterfront area are included on the National Register of Historic Places. Strolling its oak-shaded thoroughfares, visitors...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Though there is not a lot of area to explore here, it is pretty cool to be able to step foot inside of an actual fort from days gone by. Donations are accepted, but not required. This is right next to the North Caroline Maritime...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Teresa M
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Any time we have friends visiting us we start our sightseeing at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum. They have brochures for every conceivable tourist attraction in the area, and the volunteers are incredibly knowledgable about local events and places you might want to visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Lots of things packed into a small place, but very interesting! Also doubles as a visitor center. Friendly, helpful staff. Restrooms around the back of the building. Nice stop if you're doing the riverwalk!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank momdzall
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

This so a neat little place full of history. It is definitely worth a visit. There is a large timeline in one room that tell the story of the area. Another room tells the cinematic history of the area.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Teresa M
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The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday throughout the year.