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North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort

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Located on the Beaufort Harbor, North Carolina Maritime Museum boasts a massive collection of ships and maritime objects. Visit the museum to learn about the history of the region as you peruse its collection of over 35,000 maritime items. The museum's collection includes small watercraft, old shipwrecks, boat engines from as early as the 1920s, ship models, navigation and fishing equipment, and photographs. Learn the story of Blackbeard, the pirate who lost his ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, when it sunk in Beaufort Inlet. For a more hands-on experience, sign up for a boatbuilding class at the museum. You can work in a team to build a whole boat in just a day. Plan to visit North Carolina Maritime Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Beaufort attractions using our Beaufort trip maker tool.
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  • The NC Maritime Museum is full of interesting tidbits and artifacts - some historic, some recreations. Did you know that no one truly knows who Blackbeard was? That is what I learned while perusing... 
    The NC Maritime Museum is full of interesting tidbits and artifacts - some historic, some recreations. Did you know that no one truly knows who Blackbeard was? That is what I learned while perusing...  more »
  • Beautiful museum. We spent over an hour looking at the artifacts. We came for the annual wooden boat show which was really wonderful. Just a couple blocks away there is a local farmers market/craft... 
    Beautiful museum. We spent over an hour looking at the artifacts. We came for the annual wooden boat show which was really wonderful. Just a couple blocks away there is a local farmers market/craft...  more »
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  • One of my favorite museums hands down! The NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC has grown from a small waterfront museum to a maritime research facility. It has a boat building school, tours, and fantastic small marine library. The exhibits are detailed and very well done! Don't forget to stop by the well-stocked gift shop on the way out.
  • What a wonderful museum! So much to take in give yourself a few hours. The museum is relatively small but is packed with great interactive displays! From learning about the North Carolina coastal habitats to Learning the history of Blackbeard this museum is fun for all ages! There‚Äôs no charge to visit the museum but they do except donations.

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