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Port O' Plymouth Museum

302 East Water Street
City: Plymouth
State: NC
Zip: 27962

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Phone: 252-793-1377

Located on the Waterfront in Downtown Plymouth, North Carolina, this small but impressive museum is housed in the Roanoke River in the circa 1923 Atlantic Coastline Railroad station. It is primarily a Civil War museum revolving around the 1864 "Battle of Plymouth". The second largest Civil War battle fought in North Carolina, the Battle of Plymouth involved twenty thousand soldiers and sailors. This battle was the last Confederate victory in the war and the last glimmer of hope for the failing South.

Port O' Plymouth Museum packs a lot of history into a small space. You will find impressive collections of cannon balls, bullets, buttons, buckles, guns, pictures, and thousands of battle artifacts . Many artifacts found in the fields where battles took place over 100 years ago have been loaned by local citizens. Now nationally recognized, the museum is very proud of the loan of items from the Smithsonian Institute, and others that help tell the story of Plymouth, North Carolina and its part in the War Between the States.

A working replica of the ironclad ram CSS Albemarle is located at the docks behind the Museum and recovered artifacts including a recently unearthed rare unexploded shell fired from the Albemarle are on display. The Albemarle was the most successful ironclad of the Civil War, and the subject of a recent History Channel documentary titled “The Most Daring Mission of the Civil War”, which was filmed on location here in Plymouth. The museum also serves as the headquarters of the Washington County Historical Society, and plays host to the long-running Battle of Plymouth Living History Weekend which is held the last weekend each April. Living History Weekend is truly a trip back in time, and a rich learning experience for all ages.

The Port o’ Plymouth Museum operates from 9am to 4pm Tues-Sat, and seasonally on Mondays. Call 252-793-1377 or visit for more information

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