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Washington's only history museum. The doors opened to visitors on March 1, 2015. It has welcomed over 700 visitors from all over North Carolina as well as the nation. Your donation will help keep the doors open.

Did you know?
  • Steamboats from Washington traveled as far west as Tarboro on the Tar River.
  • Washington ranked as the number one shipbuilding center in North Carolina in 1850.
  • In 1891, the annual revenue for the Port of Washington was $4,800,000.
Learn more that you didn't know about Washington with a visit to the museum.

What to do?
Contribute here.  Any amount is welcome, and every little bit helps. Museum staff are all volunteers. 100% of proceeds will be used to support keeping the museum open.
Come visit the museum and learn more interesting facts and hear stories about Washington's past.

The Historic Port of Washington Museum Project operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as an affiliate of Arts of the Pamlico. Through generous contribution, we have kept the museum open for the past two years. We do not receive any government funding.

The museum is located at 132 South Market Street in Washington, NC and is open on Saturdays from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm and at other times for special events.



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