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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TripAdvisor
  • Wife and I visited the Maritime Museum and had a very informative visit about the fishing and boats in the area and a lot of information on Black Beard the Pirate. Lots of information about the Queen ...  more »
  • We stopped into the museum just prior to leaving town, I wish we would have stopped in sooner, I didn't want to leave. The exhibits were very well done so as to get your attention, keep it and leave y...  more »
  • Very informative with lots of exhibits. History buffs and sea lovers will find this museum well worth the trip. Being in the medical field I was amazed at the real whale heart that was on display. Ver...  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.