See weapons, personal items from Blackbeard’s sunken ship at NC Transportation Museum

See weapons, personal items from Blackbeard’s sunken ship at NC Transportation Museum
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SPENCER, N.C. — Ahoy, me hearties! A traveling exhibit showcasing items from famed pirate Blackbeard’s sunken flagship that ran aground on the Outer Banks in 1718 is on display at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer.

“Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge” features weaponry, nautical tools and personal items from the ship, such as plates and spoons, cannonballs and grenades. Visitors will also see the iron spikes that held the vessel together.

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The exhibit also includes hands-on activities for kids, such as pirate dress-up -- pirate garb and photo stations will be available. Kids can make their own pirate flag, and a rope tying station will show guests how to tie the knots used by pirates.

In addition, touch screens will tell the pirate’s story and provide information on the shipwreck’s recovery.

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“Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge,” created by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, will be on display through March 29.

Admission to the N.C. Transportation Museum costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors/military and $4 for children ages 3-12. Kids age 2 and younger are admitted free.

The museum is at 1 Samuel Spencer Dr. in Spencer, which is about an hour’s drive from Charlotte.

For more information, go to nctrans.org.