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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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Time capsule of local maritime history

The museum is free but accepts donations. It has a selection of history that covers a timeline... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D J
via mobile
You need to visit this if you are in Southport

Even though this is relatively small, you still need an hour to two hours to see. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wayne m
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“scavenger hunt” (22 reviews)
“all ages” (16 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"
in 22 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
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"all ages"
in 16 reviews
"donations accepted"
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"pirate history"
in 4 reviews
"model ships"
in 4 reviews
"local history"
in 16 reviews
"small building"
in 3 reviews
"treasure chest"
in 3 reviews
"surrounding area"
in 10 reviews
"great for kids"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 3 reviews
"civil war"
in 9 reviews
"north carolina"
in 10 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"cape fear"
in 12 reviews
"great place to learn"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is free but accepts donations. It has a selection of history that covers a timeline from the 1700’s through the civil war and beyond. There are specimens from ship wrecks and even a neat periscope from a retired research sub that you can...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though this is relatively small, you still need an hour to two hours to see. Lots of interesting artifacts from the North Carolina coast. Lots of Education of the history of this part of the world. Appropriate for all ages starting in elementary school...More

Thank wayne m
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 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

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

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 30 May 2018

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 29 May 2018

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

Thank NomadKevin
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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 30 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

Thank rbird0429
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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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