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“Time capsule of local maritime history ”

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is free but accepts donations. It has a selection of history that covers a timeline from the 1700’s through the civil war and beyond. There are specimens from ship wrecks and even a neat periscope from a retired research sub that you can use to check out the port.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Even though this is relatively small, you still need an hour to two hours to see. Lots of interesting artifacts from the North Carolina coast. Lots of Education of the history of this part of the world. Appropriate for all ages starting in elementary school in up. Quite a few artifacts as well. And, by the way, it's free!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

LOTS of City history with shipwreck history & memorabilia, lots of historical artifacts & documents. LOTS of pictures of historical significance, Hurricane storm damage from Hazel etc.
So interesting.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Things you’ll see: Canoe artifact, periscope to peer through, a 9 pound cannon, porcelain dolls from a shipwreck, pirate stories and more. It’s a small interesting museum. We got to meet the director and she is passionate about her job and letting people know about the museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TSull8
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Toured this museum while visiting Southport over Memorial Day weekend. Lots of extremely interesting exhibits. A periscope that you could scan 360 degrees of the area outside. Good for kids. They had a game where they gave the kids a list of things to find. If they found them all, they could pick a gift out of the treasure chest.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Linda P
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