N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Offers History on Wheels

Historical Southport Bicycle Tour - NC Maritime Museum at Southport

Pedal into the past with “Historical Southport Bicycle Tours” on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 1. Learn about significant sites such as the Chapel of the Cross at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, pictured here. Photo by Sharon Venis, N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport.

SOUTHPORT – Hit the road for a unique history tour offered by the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport and the Adventure Kayak Company on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 1.


“Historical Southport Bicycle Tours” wind through live oak-canopied streets and along the waterfront, incorporating local history. Participants will pedal past Fort Johnston, the Brunswick Inn, the Old Brunswick Jail, the “Crimes of the Heart” home, The Indian Trail Tree, along the Cape Fear River and more. The tour goes from 8 – 10 a.m.


The tour is $20 per person, which includes use of a bike and helmet. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun for $15. Space is limited.  Advance registration is required.


To register call The Adventure Kayak Company at (910) 454-0607. Visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com for details.


The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is located at 204 E. Moore St. The three North Carolina Maritime Museums are the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum located in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport.


All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported  Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives.


The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources serves as a champion for North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy.  To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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