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Beaufort - North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort

315 Front Street


The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort collects, preserves, researches, documents and interprets the maritime history, culture and environment of coastal North Carolina.


Chris Aycock

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
Go! Do not hesitate. This is the only chance to see the Queen Anne's Revenge relics with your own eyes. The entire museum is good but the QAR exhibit is a view into the past world. However, the gift shop is useless. They should do a much better job of having far more things related to sail sips and pirates. One thing I often notice in museums and this one is the same...parents take their small and preteen kids. Children do not understand what they are seeing and just want to play on the beach. They will reach the age of 19 and will tell a friend that they went to this museum as a kid but do not remember anything. Save yourself the trouble. Let the kids play on the beach and let the adults experience the museum. It will allow you a better experience and likely also allow other guests to actually enjoy the experience in peace.

Anna Elizabeth

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Very enjoyable experience. Definitely a place to go when visiting Beaufort.


Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017
Awesome museum. Went this past week for the first time. Really enjoyed touring it. Highly recommend to anyone.

C Tucker

Monday, July 10, 2017
Wonderful museum! My favorite is the Blackbeard exhibit, truly fascinating! My nieces enjoyed the whale heart and exhibits about the boats. No admission is charged, but donations are suggested, and it's definitely worth a donation!

Alfred Brock

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
It is a very nice place to visit. The natural history items are well represented but hard to view closely because they are mounted very high. The history of navigation in the area is interesting but they skipped the part between late 1700's to the advent of steam when the area had been a shipbuilding center and producer of rope, tar and enormous amounts of kerosenes, liquers and solvents taken from pine sap. The rest is well presented and the library is a beauty to behold.

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