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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

59158 Coast Guard Road, PO Box 191, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
252-986-2995
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This Museum offers a snapshot of Maritime History on the Outer Banks. There are artifacts, images and stories plus Civil War Naval Uniforms. The building is large but the Museum itself is small, but nicely done. There is no charge but donations can be made. Also a nice gift shop. There is a beach across the street and the ferry... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

This small but well put together museum was a nice diversion for those of us who can not take the sea and the sand all day. The items were authentic and the explanation and set up was open and inviting. The gift shop was reasonable and had interesting item. No fee but well worth a donation

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This small gem is not to be missed. If you're looking for glitzy, fancy displays and a museum that looks like an amusement park, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for maritime history, neat displays, knowledgeable staff and volunteers, you can stop looking. We made a specific trip to visit the museum and it was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice museum, well kept and dedicated to preserve the history of the region. Worth the drive to see. My family stayed in Avon on vacation and this was one of our stops.

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Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My family stayed in the village of Hatteras between August 9-16, so the museum was only 5 minutes away. After our trip over to Ocracoke Island and the lighthouse my one brother and his family stopped there and enjoyed it. Knowing I was a history buff they thought I would like it also and they were right. While it is... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a nice building on the outside! When we walked in... well, there's only one room of exhibits. The exhibits themselves are nice and the artifacts are cool, particularly the ones from the German U-Boat sunk off the cost in WWII. But it only took us 20 minutes to walk through which was about half of the drive time from... More

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Have watched this museum grow with new exhibits every year. A great place to catch up on some of the history of Hatteras. Something to interest everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you tend to stay up the coast, this museum is well worth the trip down the island. The history, the artifacts, the staff makes this a trip worthy of the history contained.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The exhibits were informative and well-presented. Very interesting. The museum had a "Scavenger Hunt" on a clipboard for young people. One of the most interesting parts to me was that there was a wall of glass where you could see an actual restoration going on as well as restorations in progress. The museum had many artifacts. The staff was friendly... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you are staying on the Outer Banks anywhere close to Hatteras Island, this Museum is a must. There is a way here to capture the rich maritime history of this wonderfully colorful area. The volunteers who run the place are very friendly and want very much to be helpful & informative. There is no cost for admission, but donations... More

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