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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

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Address: 59158 Coast Guard Road, PO Box 191, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
Phone Number: 252-986-2995
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It was small but interesting and they gave my grandson a paper to do a scavenger hunt for items in the museum. When he returned it they graded it, told him to take it back to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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GREER SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It was small but interesting and they gave my grandson a paper to do a scavenger hunt for items in the museum. When he returned it they graded it, told him to take it back to school with him and gave him a wrist band for his effort. We were therefor a 150 yr. celebration party for everyone in the... More 

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Philadephia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
66 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This could be so much more. I expected... More. More history about the shipwrecks, about the pirate Teach, about well... Everything. There weren't many artifacts on display either. I did find the information in the lobby pertaining the the interesting journey of the Fresnel lens of the Hatteras Lighthouse interesting as I knew some of the history about its "disappearance"... More 

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Thomasville, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We just found out this place existed and what a pleasant surprise! It is free admission, but they have a donation box. There are very nice collections with a lot to read and digest. I was surprised to read that the first transmission of the SOS from the Titanic was picked up, but the person was reprimanded for wasting his... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

While like most you would expect to find a lot of information on the local wrecks in the area. I think I must have missed that somewhere. However it does have the original Fresnel Lens of the 1st Order that was in the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on display. It also has the CQD transmission from the Titanic that was discovered... More 

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Georgetown, Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Every annual visit to Hatteras we also visit the museum to see its progress. It's slow going but it is worth the time to stop by and check it out.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Good place to visit and enjoy history. We had the opportunity to meet and visit with the women of Hatteras island during our visit. They have coordinated a book called "The Voices of Hatteras Island Women". We enjoyed the Hatteras Island Storytelling Festival while we were in the area, too. It is the 1st weekend in May and this was... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Small exhibit, we were done in 20 minutes. They had a nice scavenger hunt for the kids, but not much background on the pirates or Blackbeard info...limited on the WW2 shipwrecks

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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a great museum to visit. We spent a couple of hours here, slowly wandering through it. What was really good was the Blackbeard section. I knew some about him and was rewarded with much more info the I could imagine. Then, just across the street is the boat restoration building. Another good place to visit.

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Smithfield, VA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Seriously, we enjoyed our visit. The museum is a worthwhile time when you are looking for something new to do. Can't fish, drink, eat and roast all the time. Hatteras is less than about an hour and a half south of Kill Devil Hills on a good day. And the drive is a scenic and pleasant one. There was less... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I love museums. This one has a fair share of interesting artifacts, but I felt like the name of the museum is misleading. What I expected due to the name: the reason(s) why Hatteras is so nautically treacherous illustrated by displays, short videos, signs, posters... something (nada!), the history of shipwrecks off of Hatteras, more artifacts from shipwrecks than it... More 

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