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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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Richmond, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Have watched this museum grow with new exhibits every year. A great place to catch up on some of the history of Hatteras. Something to interest everyone.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

If you tend to stay up the coast, this museum is well worth the trip down the island. The history, the artifacts, the staff makes this a trip worthy of the history contained.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The exhibits were informative and well-presented. Very interesting. The museum had a "Scavenger Hunt" on a clipboard for young people. One of the most interesting parts to me was that there was a wall of glass where you could see an actual restoration going on as well as restorations in progress. The museum had many artifacts. The staff was friendly... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you are staying on the Outer Banks anywhere close to Hatteras Island, this Museum is a must. There is a way here to capture the rich maritime history of this wonderfully colorful area. The volunteers who run the place are very friendly and want very much to be helpful & informative. There is no cost for admission, but donations... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You learn a lot about the local maritime history. Would have spent more time there if son was not wanting to go to the beach!

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This museum has some interesting artifacts from local shipwrecks and an extensive collection of scuba gear that shows the history of scuba regulators. There is a continuous-play movie (that I didn't watch) along with many exhibits on the local maritime history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The museum is located at the end of the island past the ferry docks. There were many exhibits about the history of the sea and the shoals around Hattteras. I could have stayed longer but the kids were ready to go when they finished their Scavenger hunt. They received a treat for completion. It really kept them engaged.

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Ellwood City, PA
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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