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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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Enjoyed it More Than I Expected...

This was as far as the road went before boarding the ferry. Buddies and I stopped to decide if we wanted to cross or just visit the museum. When we found out it was free, well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Paducah, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was as far as the road went before boarding the ferry. Buddies and I stopped to decide if we wanted to cross or just visit the museum. When we found out it was free, well, that was a done deal... decision made. And we were pleasantly surprised! It's small, but very informative. Provides a great historical background to the... More 

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Houston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good place to learn about all the shipwrecks that happened along the coast.... and those hearty people whom lived on tried to save those wrecks..... Guaranteed to add some knowledge about the North Carolina coast..... .enjoy the history. l

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Senior Contributor
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is not a big Museum but it is interesting and you can learn about the hundreds if not thousands of shipwrecks along The Outer Banks. Look at the displays in the main part of the building. I discovered we have one of the books they had in a case. The best way to learn more about the shipwrecks is... More 

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Ladysmith, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As others have said "Well worth the long beautiful ride." It is free & donations are excepted. I don't believe young children would enjoy it as much as older persons. A lot of reading with the displays, very informative, very interesting. The thing that I liked was some info on the Titanic & I'm not telling what that was. Find... More 

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Wallkill
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

So much history and so little time. I have been an American History aficionado most of my seventy years and as much as I think I now there are always new things that I missed along the ay. This is a small but well laid out museum with many little tidbits of information that go unnoticed in many studies. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Took a chance on a rainy day....was worth the gamble. Very informative and interesting. Worth the visit!

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Amazing history of the shipwrecks within close proximity to Hatteras Island. Admission is free and there is a small gift shop for souvenirs. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to this museum and recommend it to others. Directly across the street is a beach you can drive on with 4-wheel drive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's has information and some displays, but nothing great. There is no actual ships there. It's not bad just not what I was expecting.

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Central Bridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The 1800's Fresnel lens of the Hatteras lighthouse is on display. The main museum is almost hidden behind it, adjacent to the gift shop. I wonder how many people wander back out, never having seen more than that main room where the lens stands tall? The only photos you will find online are not of the main museum because no... More 

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Illinois or Panama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A pretty good museum, especially for the admission price (Free), but it could be better with a great movie about the Graveyard of the Atlantic & all the wrecks, not about archeological wreck discovery.

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