North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, Southport

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is located in Southport. Use our Southport vacation planner to add North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport and other attractions to your Southport vacation plans.
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  • Excellent source of maritime history surrounding Southport. Nicely organized, lot of information, plus a real periscope to view the waters surrounding Southport. You can quickly see the pride and hono...  read more »
  • This small, but very well done, museum is a good way to orient yourself to the considerable history of Southport, Brunswick County, and Cape Fear River. Be sure to start with the informative 6 minute ...  read more »
  • Was in Southport for a history trip of coastal areas. It was a fun and interesting area, plus great lunch at Fishy Fish. We weren't able to go on to Fort Fisher, weather did not cooperate. 
  • Was good very informative, lots of reading, did have a periscope, was cool , but video was kinda boring, nice gift shop.
  • Wow. This is truly a hidden gem in Southport! Once we found out how amazing it is, we have told everyone we know. The staff is delightful and the layout of this museum is optimal for those who like to take their time and read all the placards.
  • Stop by and have coffee across the street at Moore Street Market, then stroll though the displays and historical items at the Museum. Look through a WWII periscope at the Southport waterfront, including City Pier and Bald Head Island, about 6 miles away. Be sure to not miss the turtle exhibit and all things pirate! Great for kids of all ages - with a self-guided scavenger hunt they'll really enjoy! A great way to spend a hour or two - staff is very friendly and helpful.
  • This is a small museum in Southport. I went in, honestly, to get out of the heat, but enjoyed my time there. No fee, public restrooms available.
  • Fascinating historical artifacts and stories.
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