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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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Ellwood City, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to take the kids. When we went, they had a scavenger hunt for kids to do with a prize after they turned it back in. It was very nice to have the kids trying to find items, jot a word down about it. They remember what they had to look for. So nice for the staff to do... More

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Hendersonville, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Whatever you do, do not go here on a rainy day! Everyone goes here when it rains in Hatteras. The problem with that is that there are tons of out of control children ravaging the museum. There are some nice artifacts and some good information in the museum. However, as soon as you try to stand still to read something,... More

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was a fun & free (donations requested) attraction on Hatteras that is right next to the ferry. They gave my nephew a scavenger hunt to complete while we were looking through the museum and he enjoyed finding the artifacts & receiving a prize at the end. They also had a craft room set up where he got to make... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I think my favorite part about this museum is the building it's in! it kinda looks like a ship wreck! The museum is small, but with information about lots of different wrecks. It seemed to be a bit all over the place, we didn't really see a chronological flow, that most museums are known for... so was a bit hard... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We just saw the sign and drove in! We were really very surprised by some of the artifacts they have on display. And Enigma Machine! Civil war flags and uniforms in pristine conditions. Artifacts from Blackbeards ship. So cool! The building itself is quite beautiful. Don't get me wrong, this is just a tiny place. But I wouldn't have missed... More

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Sharps Chapel, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The museum has a lot of local info. We found it very interesting. Ship wreck info, rescue info, and many other things we didn't know about.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We recently visited the OBX and stayed in Hatteras Village. This little museum is a great attraction and is actually free. There is ample parking and there is air conditioning if you need a break from the heat. Its right across the road from easy beach access. My whole family really liked our experience here.

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Nashville
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I are not familiar with the Navy or maritime operations, so this museum was fascinating. All they ask is for a small donation... There's no admission few. The museum is very interesting and full of history, water gear, and various info about the Hatteras Island area and it's history. My favorite area was the flag/uniform area. My... More

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Graveyard of the Atlantic museum is an extremely well presented look at the history of boating on Hatteras Island. There is information from Blackbeard all the way to the present fishing fleets, with lots of artifacts to look at, as well as some really interesting information about the evolution of undersea diving. We are avid fisherman and we frequently... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The museum is a true Hatteras treasure. It never disappoints. So much incredible history in one place. Artifacts from Blackbeard's ship are on display, as well as other artifacts from shipwrecks off the island. A lovely giftshop adds to the charm. I definitely recommend visiting.

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