North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, Southport

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The mission of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is to collect, preserve, and interpret material culture pertinent to the maritime history of the Lower Cape Fear region. For more information, visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Please see our events calendar for Adult, children, and family programming available for all interests and abilities. For school groups and civic organizations that would like to schedule tours and programs, please call 910-477-5152.

The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission to the public. Donations appreciated.

One historic coast...Three unique museums!

In addition to the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport, the other two maritime museums include the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort and The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras. To visit North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport on your trip to Southport, use our Southport travel route planner.
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  • An outstanding museum to learn about the important history of the Southport marine area. Displays are updated frequently with new and interesting historical facts. Film gives a great intro into the....  more »
  • This was a nice way to educate oneself on the maritime history of the area. A few interactive exhibits gave the stroller a hands-on experience in a relatively small space. The coverage of the...  more »
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  • Pretty neat place and best of all its free. Informative and well laid out. Very friendly and helpful staff. Had scavenger hunt for kids which was a nice touch. It’s nice area around to walk about as well with fishing pier and benches to talk.
  • As an old retired NC history teacher, I found this museum fascinating! Exhibits were varied, well displayed and of interest to young children as well as adults. Admission was free, gift shop was reasonably priced. Allow 30-45 minutes for a quick visit, then kick back and watch the ships enter the Cape Fear!

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