North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • FREE entrance to a quaint historical museum right in downtown. The focus was on local fish, shells, industry, and pirate lore. Lots to see and read or a great place to duck in from the sun or rain. Ve...  read more »
  • They had some interesting exhibits, but overall it was a small place and you really have to be into historic maritime stuff to enjoy what they had to offer. 
  • Great displays on the history of maritime activities in coastal Carolina. From shipbuilding to fishing, life saving and engine building. The Queen Anne's Revenge display is a bonus. 
  • 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!
  • We enjoyed the history stored in this museum. You won't be disappointed. One problem was people seemed to ignore the signs of no phones and camera's. Great place for young kids too.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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