Kayak the Salt Marsh

Gallants Channel 293 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort

Join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly for basic kayak instruction and safety lessons on shore followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim; some kayak experience is recommended. Cost is $30...

$18.00 – $30.00

Wreck of the whaleship Seychelle

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort
Hybrid Hybrid Event

The whaler Seychelle, out of Provincetown, Massachusetts, was set to operate off the North Carolina coast when it happened to fall victim to the Great Beaufort Hurricane of August 1879, later known as Old Cook’s Storm. The presentation, by Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly, will examine...

Free

Coffee with the Director

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort

Join the Friends of the Maritime Museum for an open discussion with Joe Schwarzer, director of the N.C. Maritime Museum System. Learn what's new and what's ahead while enjoying free refreshments in the museum auditorium.

Free
Recurring

Carolina Maritime Model Society Meeting

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort

The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the production of high-quality ship models and encourage members and the public to participate in a craft that is as old as shipbuilding itself. The group will meet at 2 p.m. on May 22 in the auditorium...

Free

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center 322 Front Street, Beaufort

Explore the art of boat building from start to finish during a two-day, hands-on course at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. The course begins with the design and lofting of boats and moves on to the setup, steam bending and...

$153 – $170

Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival Rally

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center 322 Front Street, Beaufort

Traditional skiffs sail prior to the North Carolina Seafood Festival's Blessing of the Fleet. Launch/rig from the Watercraft Center on Front Street and sail from Beaufort to the Morehead City waterfront and enjoy shrimp burgers at 11 a.m. The sail/race back to Beaufort starts at noon....

Shrimping in North Carolina, 1865-1965

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort
Hybrid Hybrid Event

David Bennett, curator of maritime history, will explore the growth of the shrimp industry in North Carolina through changes in nets, boats, processing, and transportation. The talk will also discuss how the epicenter of the industry shifted over time from New Hanover County to Brunswick...

Free

American Red Cross blood drive

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort

Appointments are now available for the museum’s American Red Cross blood drive. The blood drive will be held in the auditorium on Oct. 7 from 1 to 6 p.m.  You can schedule your appointment online at redcrossblood.org, or contact Cyndi Brown at Cyndi.brown@ncdcr.gov or 252-504-7744, and she can add you to the schedule. As always,...

Kayak the Salt Marsh

Gallants Channel 293 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort

Join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly for basic kayak instruction and safety lessons on shore followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim; some kayak experience is recommended. Cost is $30...

$18.00 – $30.00

From Lightships to Light Towers: The Capes of North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Shortly after the construction of several coastal lighthouses in North Carolina, it became apparent that some locations would require additional warning lights. The dangerous shoals of Diamond (Cape Hatteras), Lookout (Cape Lookout), and Frying Pan (Cape Fear) proved difficult to navigate for many seafaring captains....

Free

Exploring Coastal Habitats

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort 315 Front St., Beaufort

Join Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly to discover the various plants and animals of the salt marsh and tidal flats at the Rachel Carson Reserve. The guided hike will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Cost is $20....

$18.00 – $20

Fall In-the-Water Meet

Gallants Channel 293 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort

Traditional Small Craft Association hosts this ticketed gathering that includes a pig pickin’ at Gallants Channel. All small boats are welcome. Free boat rides for the public. For information or tickets, call (252) 728-2762.

Registration and Refund Policy:

Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the Museum receives cancellation notice at least two weeks before the start of a program.  There is no refund within two weeks of the start of a program.  The Museum reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet the minimum participant requirement up to one week before the program is scheduled.  In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, participants who have submitted a fee will receive a full refund.  If a program is canceled due to inclement weather and unable to be rescheduled for another date, the participants will receive a full refund.