North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, Southport

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  • We include a stop at the Maritime Museum every time we have friends visiting us in Southport, and it is a great way to give them a general overview of the Cape Fear region. Where it really shines is w...  more »
  • Interesting for all ages. There is a scavenger hunt on paper designed for the kids. My 12 year old granddaughter had fun finding the items as did us “older” folks. Displays even had our older grandson...  more »
  • This is a well-curated little museum with an activity for children to engage them with the exhibits.  more »
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  • Best museum experience ever! The staff was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to answer any questions we had.
  • An interesting (and free) AIR CONDITIONED museum that shows the regional history of the Cape Fear river basin. Really nice for getting away from the heat in Southport for an hour or so. There is a lot to read for adults and a few interactive displays for kids (knot tying, smells of the lumber industry, etc). Take the time to find the media room and sit down for a short movie loop that walks through the local history.
  • Nautical, local history and an excellent collection of artifacts from the area. Fun stop and close to the river.
  • Knowledgeable and friendly (volunteers?) On staff.... well kept.. historic... great encased displays of area's recent and deep past. Super clean restrooms .. lots of free literature and friendly smiles
  • Worth the stop if you're in the area. Artifacts from 10million BC to present day. The periscope gave a unique view of Old Baldy. The pics are from museum and surrounding Southport area.

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