Maritime Market at Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island shoppers on the hunt for fresh fare and home cooked meals to go will fall in love with the local Maritime Market, a one-stop source for virtually everything under the sun, from fresh produce to...

8 A Fine Art Gallery

8 Fine Art Gallery is a chic little gallery that features a wealth of artworks from regional and local artists which pays homage to the coastal environment, or to its own little unique niche in the art world. The...

Artshak Studio and Gallery

The Artshak Studio and Gallery is a cool destination for historic Southport art lovers with a unique setting that’s housed within a barn-style but still coastal building on the edges of the downtown area. Easy to...

Boo and Roo's

Boo & Roo’s is a fun and funky little gift shop that brings a little burst of modern appeal to classic southern style. Featuring a wealth of apparel, accessories, artworks, jewelry, and everything in between...

Bullfrog Corner

Visitors of all ages will love rooting through the treasures found within Bullfrog Corner - a cluttered but endlessly fascinating gift shop that’s found in the heart of Southport. Located just a stone’s...

Franklin Square Gallery

Franklin Square Gallery perfectly combines Southport’s inherent love of art, culture, and history, thanks to both a unique setting and a collection of acclaimed regional and local artists that are clearly inspired...

Howe Outrageous Fine Arts & Crafts

Howe Outrageous Fine Arts & Crafts is a fun and funky art gallery and gift shop that’s an easy-to-reach destination for visitors who are strolling through this historic downtown streets. Located in a cute and...

NC Plantation Antiques

Though it might not look like much from the outside, the charmingly small NC Plantation Antiques is home to a treasure trove of vintage treasures that spans generations, and can cater to veritably every collector...

Northrop Antiques Mall

Southport is well known for its collection of art galleries, antique stores, and vintage shops, and visitors can enjoy a full sample of everything this coastal town has to offer in the “treasure hunting&rdquo...

Old Elegance Antiques

From the refined exterior to the treasure-lined shelves, Old Elegance Antiques is a local Southport shop that certainly lives up to its name. Found in the heart of the downtown area along Moore Street, and located just...

Olde Southport Village Shoppes

Olde Southport Village Shoppes is a perfectly charming collection of about a half dozen local stores and services that will delight downtown explorers of all interests. Located along Howe Street, on the outskirts of the...

Southport Antiques

Southport Antiques is a charming antique shop that’s located just a block or so away from the waterfront on Historic Moore Street, which is home to a nice long line of country-style boutiques and vintage antique...

The Sail Shop Tours

The Sail Shop is a centrally located surf, kayak, and sailing shop where Bald Head Island vacationers can sign up for lessons, take a guided tour, or load up on all the equipment they’ll need to have fun on and...

Timeless Treasures Antique Store

Downtown Southport is home to more than its fair share of exceptional antique stores, and the picturesque Timeless Treasures is a fine addition to the shopping district of this waterfront region. Located along Moore...

Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop & Gallery

Enjoy a delicious taste of the laid-back and artful Southport life with a visit to the refreshing Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop & Gallery. Much more than a traditional wine store, this wine shop and gallery features...

NC Maritime Museum Southport

NC Maritime Museum Southport

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is one of three maritime museums sponsored by the state that lies along the eastern portion of NC. The Southport branch focuses on the maritime history of the lower Cape Fear River, and contains a detailed and fascinating collection that covers shipwrecks, piracy, the Civil War, commercial fishing, hurricanes, and a number of other natural and manmade events that have left a permanent mark on the North Carolina coast. Voted one of the best attractions in Southport by newcomers and frequent vacationers alike, an afternoon at the museum is a must for any coastal lover who wants to dive right into the fascinating history and culture that this region supplies in abundance.

Southport, NC Museums

Southport, NC Museums

The lower Cape Fear region has played a role in American history since the region was first discovered by Spanish explorers and English colonists. At the same time, the local coastal habitats have been heralded (and preserved) as some of the most pristine coastal regions in the country. As a result of these roots as well as present-day ecosystems, a number of museums have been established to celebrate this legacy and cultural heritage.