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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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Lots of maritime history

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
zwcustom
,
Long Neck
Spring break 2018

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Agfink
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Tampa, Florida
via mobile
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“scavenger hunt” (21 reviews)
“all ages” (15 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 21 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"pirate history"
in 4 reviews
"local history"
in 16 reviews
"surrounding area"
in 10 reviews
"small building"
in 3 reviews
"donations accepted"
in 3 reviews
"ship models"
in 3 reviews
"great for kids"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 3 reviews
"north carolina"
in 10 reviews
"civil war"
in 8 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 3 reviews
"cape fear"
in 11 reviews
"lower cape"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Agfink
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy looking at all of the interesting things in this museum. We visited after Safe Have was filmed here in Southort. The display from Safe Haven was a fun thing to view.

Thank Donna A
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, the town of Southport has always had a strong connection to the sea, and this fact is underscored at the Southport branch of the N. C. Maritime Museum. Showcased here are artifacts specifically related to the...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This was a very well done museum showing the beginning with Indians, moving on to the settling of Southport and how Fort Johnston came to be. It was a wonderful setting on the Cape Fear River. There was a display of miniature boats and ships...More

Thank kstever
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Though relatively small this museum has many interesting exhibits and artifacts. You can easily walk through in just a couple of minutes, or you can really take your time to explore and spend hours here. There are many interesting things to read, as well as...More

Thank Teresa M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

lots of great info about the history of this wonderful historical area . Take some time to enjoy all the history including pirates!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I bought many books and maps. All about local history. I enjoy it so much and my personal library almost looks like their gift shop. It’s a great place to take the children for sparkling their interest in history. The staff is wonderful and give...More

Thank J5431WVjasonr
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

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 River Sound Massage nearby. I took my...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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 when we have kids with us....More

Thank Tom M
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knshrn341
23 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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