While there was so much to see and do on the water, the tall ships event also has plenty on land especially for the scallywag in all of us.
The Pirate Encampment is bringing in droves of people, and bringing out the pirate in all of us. There are re-enactments, marching drills, live demonstrations, and exhibits galore. You can even buy authentic reproduction pirate outfits, and swords. And its that authenticity, that local pirates hope visitors walk away with, as well as a little bit of knowledge.
You can visit the Pirate Encampment in Beaufort, but there's also a Maritime Village at the State Port in Morehead City for your enjoyment.