Enjoy the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC for Free


Did you know you could visit the Maritime Museum in Beaufort for free? You can! The Maritime Museum in Beaufort is the official repository for artifacts from the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard the Pirate’s ship, which ran aground close to Beaufort in 1718.


The museum contains relics and examples of North Carolina’s maritime history, a nautical library and a wide assortment of boats including sailboats and motorboats as well as life saving stations and lighthouses.

They offer summer programs in boat building and sailing, you can even build a boat in a day. Across the street from the museum they have a watercraft center that carries on the tradition of the rich boat building heritage of the North Carolina Coast. Allow at least half a day for this attraction, then eat or shop on Beaufort’s beautiful waterfront.

The Maritime Museum in Beaufort offers unique programs and events, so you will want to be sure to visit their website to check their calendar of events.

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