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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

204 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461-3928
+1 910-457-0003
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History Brought to Life

A great small museum that captures the maritime history of Southport. Wonderful volunteer staff... read more

Reviewed today
Robert A
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
A wonderful museum filled with history and artifacts

The North Carolina Maritime Museum is a great way to spend time when in Southport. It is well... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BillBfromNC
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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204 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461-3928
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Reviewed today

A great small museum that captures the maritime history of Southport. Wonderful volunteer staff that are so friendly, helpful and informative. Highlight is the actual periscope that lets you view the entire Cape Fear River and coastline in front of Southport. Interesting displays throughout the...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The North Carolina Maritime Museum is a great way to spend time when in Southport. It is well packed with exhibits, historical facts and artifacts that speak of a rich and virtuous history. It's an ideal way to spend as much or as little time...More

Thank BillBfromNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved my visit to The Maritime Museum, if you like ships and history this is a must stop and see. The gift shop has a lot of good stuff and the staff are very knowledgeable.

Thank James G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

North Carolina has a wonderful policy of making most of their state historical sights free of any admission, this is true with the Maritime Museum and many other attractions in the Cape Fear Area. It's a wonderful way to start your visit to this historic...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Very historical Museum,a lot of interesting historical facts about the lower Cape Fear River area,worth a stop!

Thank TASPAO
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Be sure to bring your visiting family and friends, young and old for short walk through local history. Make a donation to keep this a viable local gem as there is no admission fee. Be sure to look through the periscope for an incredible view...More

1  Thank Tim G
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Nice museum with varied and interesting exhibits; children enjoyed periscope as did the adults; great option for a day when you need an indoor activity.

Thank mwebbFarmville
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Really enjoyed the museum and learning more about the town's history and all that the waters surrounding it offered. Displays were nice to look at, and the periscope was fun to look around.

Thank ColoradoJojo
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Very nice museum (free) with exhibits from the 1600s to current day. Good for all ages. Exhibits include pirate boats, Civil War blockade runners to German U Boats.

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 19 March 2017

this is a nifty little museum, filled with artifacts, and interesting exhibits. Some of the displays are interactive, and appealing to all ages. I liked that it made history seem more alive even to young visitors. Don't miss looking through the periscope! Free too!

Thank Kathleen P
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jrados
What are the operating hours?
17 February 2017|
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Response from swimmermom66 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open daily. I remember hours like 10 am to 4 pm. Since right now is the off season it could be less hours, but the season opens late March. But check their website for hours of operation. You will love... More
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