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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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 18 August 2018
Nora Clark T
Winston Salem
Loved it! Will visit again!

My whole family loved this museum! It is a small museum, but it was perfect for my three year old... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Dawn M
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204 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461-3928
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All reviews scavenger hunt interesting artifacts all ages donations accepted pirate history model ships surrounding area great for kids small building treasure chest ship wrecks local history civil war cape fear nice gift shop great place to learn rainy day
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

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

Thank Nora Clark T
Reviewed 12 August 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...More

1  Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 31 July 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...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 21 July 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
Reviewed 20 July 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another aspect of Southport's coastal and maritime history: lots of interesting artifacts ranging from shark teeth, historical documents, and items recovered from ship wrecks to name a few.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...More

Thank Chris V
Reviewed 28 June 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...More

3  Thank D J
Reviewed 24 June 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...More

1  Thank wayne m
Reviewed 19 June 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.

Thank Grtlady31
Reviewed 31 May 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...More

Thank TSull8
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Toured this museum while visiting Southport over Memorial Day weekend. Lots of extremely interesting exhibits. A periscope that you could scan 360 degrees of the area outside. Good for kids. They had a game where they gave the kids a list of things to find....More

Thank Linda P
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22 March 2018|
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Response from Teresa M | Reviewed this property |
It's FREE!!!! Donations are accepted, but not required.
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Response from packed2travel | Property representative |
Tuesday through Saturday, 10-5, year round. Check on holidays, however even on the 4th they are open, but for limited hours.