North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort

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.

While you're here, ask a volunteer to take you up the spiral staircase for the best view in Beaufort!


Click here for the Summer 2014 Calendar

Click here for Winter/Spring 2014 Calendar 

Click here for Fall 2013 Calendar 

23-27 - Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend
23 - Shackleford Banks Hike
25 - Merry Time for Tots: Boats & Boaters
26 - Carolina Maritime Model Society
30 - Kayak through History


3 - Annual Wooden Boat Show

7-Explore Rachel Carson Reserve

15-Shackleford Banks Hike

17-18-Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry

20-Brown Bag Gam: Queen Anne’s Revenge Project

22-Kayak through History

23-Brown Bag Gam: Sea Turtles

28-Brown Bag Gam: Wreck of the Pulaski

30-Marine Life Cruise

31-Carolina Maritime Model Society


7-Build a Boat in a Day

Recreational fishing Exhibit Grand Opening

10        Fishing the Pungo, Neuse and Pamlico

11        Red Drum and Flounder fishing near Swansboro

12        Channel Bass, from Puppy Drum to Red Fish

13        Fishing inside, from Bogue Sound to Back Sound

14        Flounder Fishing off of Bogue Inlet

14-Maritime Day

14-22-Nine-day Boatbuilding Class

18-Shackleford Banks Hike

20-Marine Life Cruise

24-Explore Rachel Carson Reserve

27-Kayak through History


2-Shackleford Banks Hike

5-Great 4th Race

8-Explore Rachel Carson Reserve

12-Cetacean Fascination

12-Build a Boat in a Day

15-Kayak through History

17-Marine Life Cruise

19- Annual Crab Cake Cook-Off

22-Kayak through History

25-Marine Life Cruise

26-27-Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry

30-Kayak through History


6-Shackleford Banks Hike

9-Ahoy, Pirates!

13-Kayak through History

15-Marine Life Cruise

16-Build a Boat in a Day

20-Explore Rachel Carson Reserve

23-24-Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry

28-Kayak through History

29-Murder Mystery Dinner

What's Happening


04.24.2014 11 - 09
Museum Closing Early 11:30 a.m.


04.25.2014 10 - 11
Merry Time for Tots: Boats & Boaters


04.26.2014 14 - 16
Carolina Maritime Model Society


04.30.2014 09 - 12
Kayak through History

See the calendar for a complete program list.


Volunteers are needed for the great times at the Maritime Museums. Share your love of history, culture and North Carolina's well-loved coast.  Each Museum offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, from working with children to helping with events.