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.

Children’s Summer Classes

Summer Classes for children are held each June through August.Contact the museum for brochures and applications.  We do not take reservations for classes, programs, or field trips by email. The Junior Sailing Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Museum, is for ages 8-15. The program teaches seamanship, navigation, boating safety, and sailing techniques to beginning and intermediate […]

Museum Treasure Hunt

A Teacher-Led-Tour of the North Carolina Maritime Museum Use the Museum Treasure Hunt to explore North Carolina’s natural and maritime heritage. Take a few minutes to explore each exhibit, and then ask the group these questions.   Groups must be divided into smaller groups of ten or fewer students and assigned a chaperone to discuss the […]

Queen Anne’s Revenge

During The Golden Age of Piracy (1689-1718), numerous rogues pursued their lawless and murderous trade throughout the New World. Restrictive laws passed by the British Parliament had made smuggling acceptable and even desirable in North Carolina and the other American colonies. Preying upon lightly armed merchant ships, the pirates seized their contents and sometimes killed […]