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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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Nice small museum with lots of info and a scavanger hunt for kids!

Nice and free way to learn about the area. Tons of great information about the history of the area, fishing, and diving. There were some interesting facts that I never knew about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Stafford, Virginia
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Midlothian, Virginia
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339 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I really LOVED this building, made from parts of very very OLD ship no doubt... they have a very nice gift shoppe inside, show very informative films , lots of civil war info regarding ships.......history buffs and sailing buffs, this is your place to see

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We are thrilled to see artifacts from the deep blue. So many stories told from many eras of history. The constant Atlantic holds many secrets that are told, just a bit, here.

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this museum. It was the perfect size for a family with younger children. There is lot of interesting information here regarding the shipwrecks off the Outer Banks. But it's presented in a way that it doesn't become boring or overwhelming. Plus, the scavenger hunt that the is provided to the kids gets them involved right away. It's worth stopping... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice and free way to learn about the area. Tons of great information about the history of the area, fishing, and diving. There were some interesting facts that I never knew about the affects of the civil war on the area as well as the hunt for Black Beard. There is a scavenger hunt for kids that keeps them busy... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very interesting exhibits, which change every time we go. It's free, so we stop by every year we vacation on Hatteras Island. The desk attendant is very knowledgeable about OBX. There is a small gift shop inside, just off the main lobby where the 1st order fresnel lens is located (very cool!!). We took my 1.5 year old, who was... More 

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Ashland, Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Small museum with lots of interesting stuff. It is free! Totally worth checking out. The short films are worth watching as well!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Not a big museum, but very interesting if you are a diver. A display of old regulators and other equipment not often seen anywhere. As a lighthouse enthusiast, the Fresnel lens from Hatteras Light is very impressive. Photos and historical references to the area add to the interest.

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting. My boyfriend and I decided to go to this museum since he's in college for marine technology and loves boats and the history of them. My favorite exhibit was the Doritos exhibit! (Tons of chips washed ashore in 2006!) you learn something new everyday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The museum is shaped like a boat on the outside, but the history includedo within covers more than just boats! There was a very interesting area that covered the Civil War in the Outer Banks and offered a program by a local author of the era. Most interest. The other areas of the museum cover almost everything dealing with the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place is nice, it has a bunch of areas for kids to go, but one of the rooms requires A LOT OF READING, which 90% of kids will find boring. The mini movie theatre is pretty cute, and the gift shop is cool. Nothing really to look forward in there, but it also has an info desk.

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