North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort
(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a fantastic museum, especially for it being FREE! The exhibits are really impressive and the staff/volunteers are nothing less than wonderful. Great for people of all ages, and perfect for a v...  more »
  • This museum is well curated and offers a wide range of exhibits that would be of interest to both adults and children. Particularly interesting is the Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit which focuses on the...  more »
  • Very modern museum and informative displays. This was an interesting hour spent. If anyone is really interested in mariner history, this could take hours. Nicely done, and a free attraction. 
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  • This is a fantastic place! A must see for everyone of all ages! It's a very educational and learning experience! Everyone there was very polite and knowledgeable!
  • A small donation allows one to see an impressive array of exhibits. I learned a great deal about the history of the area and how the locals earned their living from the sea. Highly recommend.
  • Staff is very helpful. When my friends come to visit, I always love to take them here. So much culture.
  • really good history lesson and great eyecatching artifacts!!!
  • The Queen Anne's Revenge / Blackbeard items have brought new life to this museum. I cannot believe it is still free (do leave a donation). A must stop on your visit.