The Museum

North Carolina Maritime Museum

Visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, North Carolina for a taste of coastal cultures and maritime history. Exhibits feature the state’s rich seafood industry, life-saving stations and lighthouses, and sailboats and motorboats. The Museum is the official repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground near Beaufort in 1718.

The North Carolina Maritime Museum documents, collects, preserves, and researches the maritime and natural history of coastal North Carolina, and interprets history through educational services and exhibits. 

The Museum is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

The North Carolina Maritime Museum is located at 315 Front Street, Beaufort, N.C. 28516. Tel: 252.728.7317. Visit the website at www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.