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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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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is not a big Museum but it is interesting and you can learn about the hundreds if not thousands of shipwrecks along The Outer Banks. Look at the displays in the main part of the building. I discovered we have one of the books they had in a case. The best way to learn more about the shipwrecks is... More

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Ladysmith, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As others have said "Well worth the long beautiful ride." It is free & donations are excepted. I don't believe young children would enjoy it as much as older persons. A lot of reading with the displays, very informative, very interesting. The thing that I liked was some info on the Titanic & I'm not telling what that was. Find... More

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Wallkill
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

So much history and so little time. I have been an American History aficionado most of my seventy years and as much as I think I now there are always new things that I missed along the ay. This is a small but well laid out museum with many little tidbits of information that go unnoticed in many studies. It... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Took a chance on a rainy day....was worth the gamble. Very informative and interesting. Worth the visit!

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Amazing history of the shipwrecks within close proximity to Hatteras Island. Admission is free and there is a small gift shop for souvenirs. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to this museum and recommend it to others. Directly across the street is a beach you can drive on with 4-wheel drive.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's has information and some displays, but nothing great. There is no actual ships there. It's not bad just not what I was expecting.

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Central Bridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The 1800's Fresnel lens of the Hatteras lighthouse is on display. The main museum is almost hidden behind it, adjacent to the gift shop. I wonder how many people wander back out, never having seen more than that main room where the lens stands tall? The only photos you will find online are not of the main museum because no... More

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Illinois or Panama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A pretty good museum, especially for the admission price (Free), but it could be better with a great movie about the Graveyard of the Atlantic & all the wrecks, not about archeological wreck discovery.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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197 reviews 197 reviews
76 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Unless you are going to Hatteras to see the lighthouse, hit the beach, go fishing, eat at a restaurant, etc., I would not recommend driving the long distance down the Cape Hatteras National Seashore just to visit this museum. The displays are nice and informative but I was expecting to see more actual artifacts from sunken vessels rather than written... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited this museum right before we took the ferry to Ocracoke. The outside kind of looks like a ship. The inside of the museum is very small with an every smaller gift shop. The best part was the original lens for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. I enjoyed reading about the shipwreck displays. Not sure if I would make a... More

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