North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, Southport

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  • I am a history buff and I also realize this is a small building and probably heavily driven by donations. That being said, I used this location to kill time while my wife was getting a massage at Rive...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • It was a fun time for my family. My kids loved the scavenger hunt and it was a small museum, but it was packed with interesting exhibits. I would recommend it for a fun way to to get a lot of information in a short amount of time. There is plenty of parking and the staff is very friendly. It's a great rainy day activity.
  • Great place to visit with kids. They have a short scavenger hunt with a little prize available at the end. There is no admission cost. The museum features information about the local area and has a small gift shop
  • Just the view out to the ICW is fantastic as is, but for such a small place a lot of effort and care has gone into making a very high quality experience.
  • 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.
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