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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We went with our family and all of our children enjoyed it. There is a fun treasure hunt the kids can do and they get a free gift for completing it. There is more on display other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Website said, "Open." Drove all the way from Rodanthe to find it closed on July 3rd for the weekend. #disappointed.

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Somerville, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went with our family and all of our children enjoyed it. There is a fun treasure hunt the kids can do and they get a free gift for completing it. There is more on display other than shipwrecks. There is a section on the local area and a neat section on diving. The diving section has a hidden gem.... More 

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Vanceboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The exhibits were primarily limited to posters on the walls and other information boards. Very few "items" to see. We were hoping to see more exciting parts of boat and other shipwreck memorabilia. Just dull for me. Glad we saw it, but would not go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Overall, very interesting exhibits, but very limited. Expected there to be much, much more to see inside this large building. I understand though that this is a new attraction to the outer banks and its development is still in progress.

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Buchanan, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We visited here as we were waiting on friends to arrive. This was a really neat stop! If you are looking for something educational, this is a nice place. It doesn't take much time to go through the exhibits, but they have some exceptional artifacts from a maritime past. The admission is free, but they do have a collection jar... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you have driven to end of Cape Hatteras or are waiting for the ferry then its well worth 30 mins having a look around this museum. Its free, you can donate if you want and the guy behind the welcome desk, when we were there sounded just like Walter Brennan. Lots of different exhibits to see. Nice small gift... More 

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Marshall, MIchigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We spent a couple of hours here and everyone seemed to like it. The teen in our group enjoyed the gift shop more, to be honest. But the adults found it interesting. The main exhibit hall contains items from the civil war, world war 2 and an assortment of other items. The exhibit on the lighthouse was very good. Worth... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We drove there from Duck. Don't. It smells musty and is randomly curated and interpreted. Pretty cool to see an enigma machine, but the Titanic exhibit (Hatteras first to receive the distress call) was a stretch. If you're already there worth the trip, but don't make a special one

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Definitely stop and take a look at their exhibits. It's an eclectic place that contains items as disparate as pirate cannons to an Enigma machine from the first Nazi sub sunk in WW2 in the waters just off the Outer banks. Currently as the 150th anniversary of the Civil war concludes it also contains artifacts from that conflict. if you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Having visited Hatteras Village for many years, we had never stopped to take in this informative museum. If not for the encouragement of our daughter & her husband. The museum offers some important island history, as well as numerous displays, artifacts, and photographs that tell the storied past of these shifting sands. I highly recommend a stop at this family... More 

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Additional Information about Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Address: 59158 Coast Guard Road, PO Box 191, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
Phone Number: 252-986-2995
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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