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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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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 NEW

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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Amsterdam NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Staying very close to this museum, it sounded very interesting. Glad we went. Not very big, and easy to see everything. You can take as much time as you like, no pressure to hurry. Gentleman at front desk was very friendly.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Awesome little museum. The best thing is right there in the lobby when you first walk in: The original lens from the Hatteras Lighthouse! You can walk right up to it and get a really awesome view of it. They have shipwreck displays, displays on the history of fishing in Hatteras, they even have SCUBA and civil war displays. Lots... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I spent a couple of hours in this museum and it is pretty cool. There are artifacts from several shipwrecks and from the civl war. There is a pretty nice part of the exhibit about the evolution of SCUBA. In the lobby is the light from one of the original lighthouses from the area. I went for about 40 minutes... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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