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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

Closes in 18 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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 5 weeks ago
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 18 August 2018
Nora Clark T
Winston Salem
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“scavenger hunt”(24 reviews)
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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 great for kids local history small building treasure chest ship wrecks surrounding area civil war nice gift shop cape fear great place to learn rainy day
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank 383dj
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TSull8
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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.
17 February 2017|
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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.