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Great little museum.

The museum has several great displays of maritime items from past and present. It's not very big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
drewpdawg
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
Interesting Place for all to enjoy!

Grandkids loved it! Inside and out was enjoyed. Lots of souvenirs for all ages, very nice staff... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Nora Clark T
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Winston Salem
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has several great displays of maritime items from past and present. It's not very big but the displays are nice and informative. It's air conditioned and the best part is it's free.

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Grandkids loved it! Inside and out was enjoyed. Lots of souvenirs for all ages, very nice staff. Would go there again.

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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

My whole family loved this museum! It is a small museum, but it was perfect for my three year old and eighteen month old. My eleven year old took his time, along with the adults in our group, and really learned a lot. The best thing is the parascope that lets you look around at historical sites in the vicinity. Also loved that it's free, but they accept donations.

1  Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We ventured in on a rainy day during or beach trip. The museum is small, perfect size for kids to hold their attention. My son enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the working periscope. It was a fun family outing -- we all learn a little something and enjoyed the exhibits. Free -- they accept donations.

Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed this place very much. Though a camp of youngsters were there at the time, the place had plenty of room and a great deal of maritime information to absorb. Periscope was cool.

Thank 2014BC
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Got to learn another aspect of Southport's coastal and maritime history: lots of interesting artifacts ranging from shark teeth, historical documents, and items recovered from ship wrecks to name a few. Very informative and educational for both kids and adults. Scavenger hunt is offered for the kids which definitely improves their experience. Enjoyed the periscope and its 360 view of Southport. It is free and worth the visit!

Thank Chris V
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

The museum is free but accepts donations. It has a selection of history that covers a timeline from the 1700’s through the civil war and beyond. There are specimens from ship wrecks and even a neat periscope from a retired research sub that you can use to check out the port.

3  Thank D J
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Even though this is relatively small, you still need an hour to two hours to see. Lots of interesting artifacts from the North Carolina coast. Lots of Education of the history of this part of the world. Appropriate for all ages starting in elementary school in up. Quite a few artifacts as well. And, by the way, it's free!

1  Thank wayne m
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

LOTS of City history with shipwreck history & memorabilia, lots of historical artifacts & documents. LOTS of pictures of historical significance, Hurricane storm damage from Hazel etc.
So interesting.

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Things you’ll see: Canoe artifact, periscope to peer through, a 9 pound cannon, porcelain dolls from a shipwreck, pirate stories and more. It’s a small interesting museum. We got to meet the director and she is passionate about her job and letting people know about the museum.

Thank TSull8
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