The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport invite you to participate as a sponsor in our 3rd Tuesday evening programs. The cost of sponsorship is $250.00.

The NC Maritime Museum documents, collects, preserves and researches the maritime history - and its corollary narural history - of coastal North Carolina for the purposes of interpreting this history through educational services and exhibits for our contemporary society and passing intact its material culture to future generations.

The purposes of the Friends is to assist, promote and enhance the programs and functions of the NC Maritime Museum. The 3rd Tuesday eving programs are co-sponsored by the City of Southport and are generally held at the Community Building at 7PM.

      What you can expect for your sponsorship

    • Recognition in the media advertising: The State Port Pilot (with your logo). the Mullet Wrapper (the Museum's newsletter), and the Star News.

    • Prominent signage (w/logo) at the event.

    • Acknowledgement from the stage at the event.

    • Opportunity to speak briefly at the event.

For more information e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (910) 457-0003.

Thank you for your consideration of this sponsorship opportunity.

Click here for on-line membership page.

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.