Much Tide Has Passed...

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport 

reopened July 4, 2011 in our new location at Fort Johnston, located on the corner of Moore and Davis Streets. 

The Museum houses a collection of memorabilia pertaining to the vast nautical history of the "Lower Cape Fear" area of southeastern North Carolina. You can easily follow the self-guided tour throughout the exhibits or request a guided tour with one of our historians. 

Please sign our visitor's log as we wish you a bon voyage...

Southport Donation

Make a one-time donation specifically to the Maritime Museum at Southport. The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Financial information and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.


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.