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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

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Address: 59158 Coast Guard Road, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
Phone Number: 252-986-2995
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My family and I were very excited about this museum. Being from NC original I have told them stories about The Graveyard of the Atlantic. This is a small museum. It has some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Valrico, Florida
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Jessup, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is so full of history, everyone will enjoy it. I have been there several times and I learn something new every time I visit.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family was glad we went. We spent about an hou, and learned about some local history that helped inform our trip and gave deeper meaning to some of the popularly named places/streets etc. They had a good kids' scavenger hunt that made it more interactive. Admission is a donation and it was for a good cause/supports history. Museum is... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My family and I were very excited about this museum. Being from NC original I have told them stories about The Graveyard of the Atlantic. This is a small museum. It has some displays on the ship wrecks. It also has displays on diving equipment and how wats affected the islands. We wanted to see the movie how the Civil... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by before a day trip to Ocracoke. We've been wanting to visit this museum for several years. We found it incredibly entertaining and interesting. I was even able to purchase two children's books and have them personally autographed by the local author and his illustrator wife.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have been to the museum several times and always make it a point to visit when we are in Hatteras. We are fascinated by the history of Hatteras, and the kids love the pirate stories, so it's a museum that is perfect for our family. There are displays of ship artifacts and so many interesting exhibits of the sunken... More 

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Georgetown
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice artifacts inside. You couldn't take pictures inside the main area, but i understand why!! Absolutely free!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I explored this place on our first day on the island. Pretty neat place. No charge to see all the artifacts inside. It's right by the beach at the end of Hatteras Island by the ferry. Lots to see and learn .

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I went. We were disappointed in the amount of actual artifacts of ship wreaks on display. Glad we only drive a few miles and the cost was free to go in. We have no plans on going back

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Midland, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Glad this was free because it was a waste of time. Lots of exhibits were civil war related and mi4rored information we had just read at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond earlier in the week. The majority of the exhibits had more to with scuba gear than with shipwrecks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a free museum, but they do ask for donations as you walk in. The museum was very informative and interesting. Don't miss the film that shows in the film room. Definitely worth a stop.

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Additional Information about Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Address: 59158 Coast Guard Road, 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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