North Carolina Maritime Museum

North Carolina Maritime Museum
415 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-7317

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Blackbeard and more! Visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 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.


  • Extensive collection
  • Blackbeard's ship Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit
  • Full whale skeleton
  • Programs for all ages
  • Watch boats being built and repaired in the Watercraft Center