North Carolina Maritime Museum

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 the official repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. In 1718, the notorious pirate ran his ship aground in Beaufort Inlet, roughly two miles from where the museum stands today. The exhibit illuminates the life of pirates aboard the ship with artifacts, interactive features and fun facts. Other exhibits include Surfing in North Carolina, commercial fishing, recreational fishing, and more. Free admission. Donations welcome.


7 min.

Drive Time

2.4 miles

Distance from Hotel
Locals Recommend

“Adults and children will enjoy seeing the artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, that ran aground 300 years ago off Beaufort Inlet.”

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