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North Carolina Maritime Museum

315 Front St, Beaufort, Beaufort, NC 28516-2124
+1 252-728-7317
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Informative and free

Great place to learn a bit about the area and local history. Exhibits were informative and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Raleigh, North Carolina
Great historical site

We had the best time exploring the entire museum. Great blackbeard exhibit. Everyone of all ages... read more

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Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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315 Front St, Beaufort, Beaufort, NC 28516-2124
+1 252-728-7317
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to learn a bit about the area and local history. Exhibits were informative and well-done. We enjoyed our time there.

Thank Ljeanne18
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the best time exploring the entire museum. Great blackbeard exhibit. Everyone of all ages will enjoy this.

Thank gracieh89
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have visited the museum twice, last year on my honeymoon, and this year with my husband and family. If you like nautical history, Blackbeard or pirates, it's the place to go! There is no cost, and it really is a great little museum. I...More

Thank bdmeadows
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum voluntary donation for admittance fee. Perfect location downtown Beaufort. Interesting for our older crowd - is perfect for younger ones as it has fun activities.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits. Very interactive for children. Enjoyed my visit. Will be excited to see what the addition will bring.

Thank LeniandBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum glides you back in time to see what the seafarers and pirates were all about. Great photos, displays and narratives. Relatively small museum but packed with excitement for young and old. Lots of activities for children. Easily accessed and right on Front Street...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is very small and is free (w an optional suggested donation of $6 adults, $2 kids). There are a lot of things to look at. What's there is very interesting. It's a perfect size to let the kids wander safely while we adults could...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours here on a sunny hot afternoon. Admission was free and we enjoyed all the exhibits about fishing in the Carolinas, the right whale skeleton and of course the finding of Blackbeard's ship and all its contents. Definitely a good and...More

1  Thank 3carol8888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well-worth the trip! There are quite a few displays and many items of interest concerning the shipping industry of the early 1700's through the early 1900's! Quite a lot to see and learn about - all of it happening right off the coast of NC!

Thank arbgrd47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent little museum! Free admission, affordable gift shop; lots of info on Blackbeard, the Civil Air Patrol's effort in wartime and maritime history. One of three uniquely different but same themes museums along the coast. Will be back with my kids.

Thank marks4randolphs
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pet friendly?
11 March 2017|
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Response from MJNielsen | Reviewed this property |
It's a small indoor museum, I did not see any dogs when we were there. I'm thinking it would not be appropriate to bring dogs in.
Bettie B
What are the fees per person ?
10 June 2015|
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Response from Dawn F | Reviewed this property |
They ask for a donation.