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North Carolina Maritime Museum

35 Front Street, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516 | 910-457-0003
7 Reviews
Type: Museums & Monuments
Ages: Ages 3 — adult
Cost: Free
Hours of operation: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm, Sat.10am to 5pm, Sun. 1pm - 5pm

Blackbeard and more! Visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort for a taste of coastal cultures and maritime history.  Exhibits feature the state’s rich seafood industry, life-saving stations and lighthouses, and sailboats and motorboats. The Museum is the official repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground near Beaufort in 1718.


7 Reviews for North Carolina Maritime Museum

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January 08 2014
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Blackbeard and more! Visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort for a taste of coastal cultures and maritime history.  Exhibits feature the state’s rich seafood industry, life-saving stations and lighthouses, and sailboats and motorboats. The Museum is the official repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground near Beaufort in 1718.

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January 10 2011
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"a nice museum"

While the museum is small, its still free to go and check out which is a major bonus when your looking for places to visit with a budget in mind. Enjoy looking at the boats, learning about all about the museum has to offer and the biggest addition to the museum, what is believed to be part of black beards flag ship which they believe sunk off the coast of NC. It wont take you long to go threw the museum but its a nice place to check out.

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January 10 2011
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"Fun Fun"

We have visited this museum many times. The first time we visited however, we thought it would have more info and exhibits regarding pirates but that was not the case! But we still had fun. It was interesting seeing the early boats and diving gear! The gift shop was pretty affordable as gift shops go and the best thing is that it is in the heart of downtown Beaufort which is lovely in itself!

December 23 2010
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"Shipwreck Artifacts Recovered"

The skill of the seafarers of yesteryear comes alive at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. The museum features full-size watercraft and displays that help you dismore cover many of the mysteries of the sea. One exhibit highlights artifacts recovered from the shipwreck believed to be the former flagship of Blackbeard the pirate, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Artifacts, recovered from 25 feet of water by state underwater archaeologists with the aid of the museum, are being housed and conserved and prepared for exhibit here.

At the Harvey W. Watercraft Center, located across the street, you can see how these wooden boats were made as skilled craftsworkers construct them in front of you. The museum also sponsors special programs throughout the year, including the Strange Seafood Exhibition and trips on a research vessel, where you can actually help collect and identify marine life. No admission is charged to the museum, but call ahead for information on special events and trips.

December 23 2010
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"Not so kid-friendly."

This museum is small. There are some interesting exhibits, especially if you like nautical things, boats, and historical facts. But it is not incredibly kid-friendly, and none of the exhibits are really interactive. If your child can't read and does not stay still for very long or does not enjoy small, crowded spaces, they will probably drive you crazy and make you want to leave fairly quickly. This was our experience with a two-year-old.
Admission is "free", but a donation is suggested, actually, more like expected.
If you go, don't expect to spend more than an hour here.

December 23 2010
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"Great location"

The museum is in one of our favorite places to visit. Take a break from walking and shopping the unique shops of Beaufort and explore the Maritime Museum. Admission is free, but we always leave a donation. View old and new ships and their components' and the history of why a boat or components was designed.

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December 23 2010
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"Free and informative!"

It's free to get in, but they ask for a $2 donation per person.  Very educational and fun for kids that like boats and ocean stuff.  Great little gift shop has lots of pirate stuff and books.  You can see a boat being made by hand across the street when you're done with the main building.  

 
 

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