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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  • Great displays on sea rescues and a lot more but a lot of Blackbeard. Still a great place for a small coastal town! 
    Great displays on sea rescues and a lot more but a lot of Blackbeard. Still a great place for a small coastal town!  more »
  • We went into the waterfront part where we were given amazing information about ship building and mast production by a really interesting guy who worked there. They also have a great antique outboard....  more
    We went into the waterfront part where we were given amazing information about ship building and mast production by a really interesting guy who worked there. They also have a great antique outboard....  more »
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  • The museum was a fantastic addition to our trip to Beaufort, NC. We went both days we were in town. The legendary Blackbeard the pirate is highlighted in the museum explaining the Bigger than life escapades of pirate history. Explore the life of seamen on whale ships and the early history of the sea village of Beaufort. Take a few extra monuments to relax in free library and explore the gift shop. We’ll worth the visit!
  • 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’s no charge to visit the museum but they do except donations.

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