The Friends of the Museum supports the NC Maritime Museum in continuing North Carolina’s rich maritime heritage. Visit the two branches of the NC Maritime Museum, located in Beaufort and Southport, and enjoy exciting events and outstanding programs for all ages.

Environmental Education (EE)

The North Carolina Maritime Museum is a state museum operating under the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. The educational mission of the museum is to interpret all aspects of the state’s diverse coastal natural history and rich maritime heritage and to address environmental issues and solutions through exhibits, in-house and outreach programs, field trips, […]


Each department of the museum has its followers and supporters. We encourage you to look through the current projects going on at the museum and decide which one is meaningful to you… Collections Projects Down Into the DepthsWe are installing two new permanent exhibits in the main hall. “Down into the Depths” explores the subject of […]

Educational Services Guide

Educational services of the North Carolina Maritime Museum are designed to interpret all aspects of the state’s diverse coastal natural history and rich maritime heritage. The Museum Calendar lists programs, field trips, and special events for the general public.  Educational services are offered to school, civic, and special needs groups.  They are designed for specific grade or […]

Join or Renew Your Membership

Help Support the Museum with a Membership There are many advantages to becoming a member of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The reason the museum can provide a large variety of programs and exhibits for the community is largely due to member support.  State funding makes the museum possible.  Membership support […]

Buy-a-Brick Program

Be a part of the “Signature Site” at the museums expansion site at Gallants Channel. Remember parents, grandchildren, friends, and loved ones.  Your brick will be part of our courtyard on the waterfront, a future meeting place for all visitors to the museum.  Act now to be part of a permanent reminder of those who […]