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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

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Address: 204 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461-3928
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+1 910-457-0003
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Interesting Artifacts and History

This little museum is a wonderful place to visit to learn more about the history of Southport and see some interesting artifacts from the area. It is good for young and old and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little museum is a wonderful place to visit to learn more about the history of Southport and see some interesting artifacts from the area. It is good for young and old and everything in-between. If you visit Southport, be sure to drop in. You can spend 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on whether you like to browse the... More 

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Thank karenloveslife
Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check out the new space at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport. From a grass roots effort by local history buffs to share their nautical treasures with their neighbors, the museum has evolved into a professional resource with important artifacts and documents. A well trained and cheerful staff welcomes visitors and locals to find out more about our history.

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Thank Thomas H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place. We live 250 miles from here, but visit 6-8 year. We rent a close by split house community place- above marina in August with grandchildren. All the other times we stay at The Inn at River Oaks. I have probably purchased over $600 worth of local history books and media from Museum. My personal library looks... More 

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Thank Jason R
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Maritime Museum is designed very well and it's really interesting to see all the exhibits. There are some fun interactive exhibits.

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Thank dpoin21
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The museum is quite small in a prominent area along the waterfront and it does have some history and worth a visit.The waterfront area is also interesting and the town of Southport has a quaint old fashioned feel to it.

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Hemingway, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

There are not many attraction to see that are FREE anymore. If you like history you must stop by. You will enjoy.

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Thank Steve S
Wilsonville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent source of maritime history surrounding Southport. Nicely organized, lot of information, plus a real periscope to view the waters surrounding Southport. You can quickly see the pride and honor that goes into maintaining the museum.

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Thank Joan W
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This small, but very well done, museum is a good way to orient yourself to the considerable history of Southport, Brunswick County, and Cape Fear River. Be sure to start with the informative 6 minute video in the Museum's interesting historical library. The stunning model boat collection tracing the history of large boats from 3200BC to present is not to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Was in Southport for a history trip of coastal areas. It was a fun and interesting area, plus great lunch at Fishy Fish. We weren't able to go on to Fort Fisher, weather did not cooperate.

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Thank Marie B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have been to the Maritime Museum quite a few times. The best thing about it is that IT IS FREE! I also loved that they have a scavenger hunt set up for kids to explore and find things around the museum. It was renovated this passed July and it is great! I definitely recommend stopping by if you're in... More 

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