Plymouth, North Carolina: Civil War Ironclad - CSS Albemarle

63 ft. long replica of the 158 ft. long Civil War ship.

Port O'Plymouth Roanoke River Museum

Address:
302 W Water St., Plymouth, NC
Directions:
Port O'Plymouth Roanoke River Museum. From routes 64/32, turn north on Washington Street. At the end, turn right on Water Street to see the museum and CSS Albemarle, turn left to see the lighthouse. Signs have been placed on US-62.
Phone:
252-793-1377
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Working replica of a Civil War Confederate navy war ship.

Civil War Ironclad - CSS Albemarle

An unusual 63 ft. long replica of the CSS Albemarle can be found floating on the river behind the Plymouth Museum. While the museum has operating hours, the Albemarle is open all the time.

The history of the Albemarle is described on a sign board and you can easily see the thickness of the iron plates that covered the boat. I can only imagine that the full-size boat was quite fearsome! It is moored to a dock with a fishing pier off to the side.

Local boys were fishing there and had their licenses checked by a DNR officer while we watched. On the other side of town is an unexpected lighthouse. It's very picturesque and in good repair.

[John Holmes, 10/09/2009]

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