North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort

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Located on the Beaufort Harbor, North Carolina Maritime Museum boasts a massive collection of ships and maritime objects. Visit the museum to learn about the history of the region as you peruse its collection of over 35,000 maritime items. The museum's collection includes small watercraft, old shipwrecks, boat engines from as early as the 1920s, ship models, navigation and fishing equipment, and photographs. Learn the story of Blackbeard, the pirate who lost his ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, when it sunk in Beaufort Inlet. For a more hands-on experience, sign up for a boatbuilding class at the museum. You can work in a team to build a whole boat in just a day. Plan to visit North Carolina Maritime Museum during your Beaufort vacation using our convenient Beaufort trip itinerary maker.
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  • Great little museum voluntary donation for admittance fee. Perfect location downtown Beaufort. Interesting for our older crowd - is perfect for younger ones as it has fun activities.  more »
  • Interesting exhibits. Very interactive for children. Enjoyed my visit. Will be excited to see what the addition will bring.  more »
  • This museum glides you back in time to see what the seafarers and pirates were all about. Great photos, displays and narratives. Relatively small museum but packed with excitement for young and old. L...  more »
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  • Wonderful museum! My favorite is the Blackbeard exhibit, truly fascinating! My nieces enjoyed the whale heart and exhibits about the boats. No admission is charged, but donations are suggested, and it's definitely worth a donation!
  • Great place in downtown Beaufort, NC. We love boats and there were plenty to see here. Also this museum takes you along the path of how they used to build sailboats. Great food and shopping in the immediate area as well.
  • The kids loved the scavenger hunt and getting to touch a whale heart!!!! The staff was very friendly and informative. No cost but a donation is suggested....
  • Really enjoyed it. Lots of cool historical artifacts that represent this area really well. Some displays could use an update but overall really great. And it's free.
  • We really enjoyed it. Great info about area maritime history. Displays are nice.