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“A MUST VISIT when in Southport, North Carolina”

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
Ranked #3 of 42 things to do in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

There are only a few Maritime Museums in North Carolina and this one is FABULOUS!!! The exhibits are exceptional! There is incredible value and worth every second. And to make it even better, it is free. You can make a donation if you'd like but there is no pressure at all.

I highly recommend the NC Maritime Museum at Southport!!!
P.S. Don't forget to see the 360 degree view from the historic scope.

Thank Rick and Linda P
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

This Maritime Museum is a hidden gem! So much to see and learn about the maritime history in Southport and Wilmington. Great exhibits and very interactive for children. The best thing is it's FREE! A must-visit, if you are in the area.

Thank Flynntastics
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

This is a great place for adults and children. The museum has a wonderful location at the mouth of the Cape Fear River as it flows into the Atlantic. It is adjacent to historic Fort Johnston and the Southport Visitor Center. Check out the museum event calendar while you are there, you may be fortunate enough to be able to attend one of the exciting programs they sponsor-most at no cost. The museum staff is a wonderful resource for local information and history and guided me to other interesting sites.

Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This was our first visit and found this small museum informative and well organized, with very friendly staff. It is very conveniently situated on the main street near the water front, and next to the Visitor Centre. Among the displays, the museum has a periscope with a 360 degree view of the surrounding area, and a lot of maritime information. Certainly worth a visit when in Southport.

Thank 601Eileen
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Visited the museum while in Southport, NC. It was very clean and organized. The exhibits were well organized and they have a working periscope in the building which you can look out 360 degrees above the building. The staff was friendly and informed. I would recommend visiting this if you are in Southport NC.

Thank LJ K
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