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“Interesting history of the area”

North Carolina Maritime Museum
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Museum is well worth a visit. My wife and I learned a lot about the history of the local fishing industry and the types of boats that were used. Also the Blacbeard exibit was interesting. Museum is free, but a donation is suggested.

Thank PennaWright1
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Great for learning about the maritime history and different types of boats made for this area. Shows the type of fish that inhabits the local waters. They have a collection of artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge and exhibits of Blackbeard the pirate and his ships. There is a scale model of the excavation of Queen Anne's Revenge (one of Blackbeards ships) and scale models of what it may have looked like during that period. There are other exhibits of crab catching, fishing, a deep water diving sphere, lighthouse lamp and other maritime items. The library is impressive and has several model sailing ships. They also have lifesize pirates in different settings so kids (or adults) can have their picture taken with a pirate. They have a small gift shop, but there is something for eveyone and prices are reasonable. This is free, they request a donation to help maintain the museum. The staff is very friendly and helpful. A great place to go if you are near Beaufort.

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Well maintained with interesting coastal exhibits. The gem is the salvage of what is believed to be the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's Flagship

Thank Earthlady
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

A wonderful place to visit for a few hours where you can learn a great deal about the people, boats and waterways of this area. My only regret is that I missed their movie.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

I love the sea and especially sunken shops and pirates. This was FREE, and has a great collection of artifacts from The Queen Anne's Revenge which was one of Black Beards ships. Plenty of other stuff to see and the staff is so nice! We found a cool piece on one of the islands and ran back to the museum to see what it was. I was hoping it was off an ancient ship, but it was only about 2- 10 years old. They told us it was a concicration. Oh well, it's a cool talking piece. Visit here, it's well worth it!!

Thank KiteflyerNY
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