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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

204 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461-3928
+1 910-457-0003
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So Interesting & educational!!

LOTS of City history with shipwreck history & memorabilia, lots of historical artifacts... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Grtlady31
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
From Indian era to ship wrecks

Things you’ll see: Canoe artifact, periscope to peer through, a 9 pound cannon, porcelain dolls... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TSull8
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Lancaster, Ohio
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“scavenger hunt” (22 reviews)
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204 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461-3928
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+1 910-457-0003
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"scavenger hunt"
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"treasure chest"
in 3 reviews
"pirate stories"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"donations accepted"
in 4 reviews
"model ships"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"local history"
in 16 reviews
"small building"
in 3 reviews
"surrounding area"
in 10 reviews
"great for kids"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 3 reviews
"north carolina"
in 10 reviews
"cape fear"
in 12 reviews
"nice gift shop"
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"civil war"
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"great place to learn"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

LOTS of City history with shipwreck history & memorabilia, lots of historical artifacts & documents. LOTS of pictures of historical significance, Hurricane storm damage from Hazel etc. So interesting.

Thank Grtlady31
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Things you’ll see: Canoe artifact, periscope to peer through, a 9 pound cannon, porcelain dolls from a shipwreck, pirate stories and more. It’s a small interesting museum. We got to meet the director and she is passionate about her job and letting people know about...More

Thank TSull8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toured this museum while visiting Southport over Memorial Day weekend. Lots of extremely interesting exhibits. A periscope that you could scan 360 degrees of the area outside. Good for kids. They had a game where they gave the kids a list of things to find....More

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started by Mary and Wayne Strickland and locals so they could share their maritime finds with their neighbors and visitors to the area, the Museum has grown from a small local museum run by volunteers to being a part of the North Carolina State Maritime...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My children loved the museum and enjoyed the scavenger hunt, It was interesting to read and see the exhibits.

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

....The Maritime Museum is an amazing deal.....Free! The museum can be visited in a short time as it gives a brief rather than detailed view of the maritime history of the Cape Fear area. Very well worth spending an hour in to better understand the...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing little hidden treasure. Free to the public. Donations accepted. Great if you are a tourist or a scuba diver especially. They have a lot of artifacts found off of a sunken shipwreck that went don win 1878 in a storm. It was...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The museum was informative and nice. I had donated a hump Back whale chest plate last year. This was my first time to see it and much more on display. I was so proud to know others could enjoy the south port ocean memories and...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Enjoyed this small museum very much. It is crammed with history. Kids will all love the real periscope.

Thank zwcustom
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Interactive, lots of information. Employees very friendly. A little video too! Clean bathrooms, as well.

Thank Agfink
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knshrn341
22 March 2018|
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Response from Teresa M | Reviewed this property |
It's FREE!!!! Donations are accepted, but not required.
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jrados
18 February 2017|
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Response from packed2travel | Property representative |
Tuesday through Saturday, 10-5, year round. Check on holidays, however even on the 4th they are open, but for limited hours.
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