About

Mission

The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort collects, preserves, researches, documents, and interprets the maritime history, culture and environment of coastal North Carolina.

Museum Hours

Museum & Watercraft Center Hours

Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Museum closes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Occasionally the Watercraft Center will be closed for longer periods of time for the holidays. Please call 252-728-7317 for exact holiday operating hours.

volunteer

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.

Beaufort              

Southport               

 Hatteras