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Fort Johnston - Southport Museum & Visitors Center

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This is a great place to get all the information you need to have a great visit in Southport and to... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Southport, North Carolina
Museum Tour

We both enjoyed this place, lots of information about the area. The movie room was well presented... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Lexington, Virginia
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203 E Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3910
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a great place to get all the information you need to have a great visit in Southport and to learn about the town. The Volunteers are very helpful and have lots of suggestions for your time in this charming little happy town!

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We both enjoyed this place, lots of information about the area. The movie room was well presented and we will be looking to rent some of those.

Thank 2014BC
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We visited the museum and enjoyed the history of the different movies that have been filmed there and the history of the war exhibit,

1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is a local museum and has a bunch of interesting things. Many from films made locally, and other items of interest. The staff is very nice and friendly and can offer additional insights into the local customs and culture.

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 8 April 2018

My family and I were outside taking pictures. Gwen (worker at museum) came out and talked with us on the front porch. She appeared to be very nice but totally lied to us about our tour guide for our scheduled tour. She told us our...More

5  Thank acww2016
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Described in various promotional materials as a “Victorian Coastal Village,” Southport’s streets are lined with many fine examples of 19th century coastal architecture, and several blocks of the town’s waterfront area are included on the National Register of Historic Places. Strolling its oak-shaded thoroughfares, visitors...More

2  Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Though there is not a lot of area to explore here, it is pretty cool to be able to step foot inside of an actual fort from days gone by. Donations are accepted, but not required. This is right next to the North Caroline Maritime...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Any time we have friends visiting us we start our sightseeing at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum. They have brochures for every conceivable tourist attraction in the area, and the volunteers are incredibly knowledgable about local events and places you might want to visit.

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Lots of things packed into a small place, but very interesting! Also doubles as a visitor center. Friendly, helpful staff. Restrooms around the back of the building. Nice stop if you're doing the riverwalk!

Thank momdzall
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This so a neat little place full of history. It is definitely worth a visit. There is a large timeline in one room that tell the story of the area. Another room tells the cinematic history of the area.

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Teresa M
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday throughout the year.