North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort

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Specialty Museum
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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  • For a free museum, it was very well put together. With four boys ages from 11-7, there was something of interest for all. Loved all the information on Blackbeard and especially learning about his ship...  more »
  • The museum features items from Blackbeard's ship which sank right off the coast at Beaufort. There is ongoing archeology and if you're lucky, you are able to see them working on the most recent artifa...  more »
  • For a free museum, this is an exceptional bargain. The exhibits are well done and pertinent to the area.  more »
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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.