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.

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 […]

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 the beginning […]

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 […]