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Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center

310 Okatie Hwy, Beaufort, SC 29909-3915
+1 843-645-7774
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Wonderful place for kids or adults

This place isn't easy to find and is out of the way but is a wonderful facility for anyone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dandysandy
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Coquille, Oregon
Something interesting for everyone. And it's free.

Interested in sea life? How about shrimping? Want to see what's swimming out there or how many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
painnurse2
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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We are excited to share with you the home of the Port Royal Sound Foundation - the Maritime Center. The Foundation renovated the former Lemon Island Marina to establish an engaging and exciting educational experience. The center opened in November 2014 and features exhibits, classrooms, hands-on learning spaces and other areas where you can learn about and celebrate Port Royal Sound. Enjoy diverse and fun opportunities to experience and connect with the Port Royal Sound Area.
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“oysters” (14 reviews)
“sea life” (5 reviews)
“all ages” (8 reviews)
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310 Okatie Hwy, Beaufort, SC 29909-3915
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+1 843-645-7774
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"oysters"
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"sea life"
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"all ages"
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"boat building"
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"educational visit"
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"fish tank"
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"great place to learn"
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"non profit"
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"shrimping industry"
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"summer camp"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"worth a stop"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place isn't easy to find and is out of the way but is a wonderful facility for anyone interested in understanding the geography or natural life of this area. It has a huge fish tank, lots of interactive displays, changing exhibits and a small...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interested in sea life? How about shrimping? Want to see what's swimming out there or how many types of sharks visit the Sound? Are you an oyster fan? This Center is a bottomless pit of information, photographs, maps, history, aquariums, fossils, and more. Or you...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

A group of 16 of us visited the center in February. We were greeted by friendly, knowledgeable folks who showed us around and answered all of our questions. The facility offers something for everyone with pictures, artifacts and live crabs and fish. Chairs out back...More

Thank Carolyn S
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Port Royal Maritime Center is a friendly and interesting location to visit. They are a donation only attraction but souvenirs can be purchased. It is fact filled and history based and has an amazing view of the Port Royal Sound. Great place for taking...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Learn about Port Royal Sound and how important it is to maintain a healthy, clean habitat for the future. Wonderful Docent who was well informed and fun to talk to. Left with a better understanding of the low country waterways through history and their continued...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Great place to learn about the Port Royal Sound area and it's inhabitants. Docents provide additional information than what you can get on your own. Very informative and creatively done.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

What a great FREE museum. Small but plenty of Interesting things to see and do. We got a personal tour with Bud then explored on our own. Lucky enough to see both a dolphin Catching his breakfast right outside the windows and a bald eagle...More

1  Thank Lynne M
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

This place is very small, but has some great exhibits and the senior volunteers there are great and take some time with you! It is also a beautiful view of the water out back---worth a stop!

1  Thank Marilyn B
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

A good chunk of local history.Free entrance.Great learning tools for schools and children.Wonderful and knowledgeable staff.

1  Thank AnaDSpain
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

My 11 year old son came home from camp everyday with great knowledge of our lowcountry. He thoroughly enjoyed his action packed week from boat building to fishing. I highly recommend the Maritime Center!

1  Thank 860Wade
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