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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

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Address: 59200 Museum Dr, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
Phone Number: 252-986-2995
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If you like history, this is definitely the place to stop on your Outer Banks trip. Aside from the historical landmarks (e.g. lighthouses) this museum has a very good collection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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160 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned to visit this museum on our OBX trip and I had researched to see when it was open. We were very disappointed to discover it was open, but the exhibit room was closed. If we are ever back in the area I hope to return.

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history, this is definitely the place to stop on your Outer Banks trip. Aside from the historical landmarks (e.g. lighthouses) this museum has a very good collection of artifacts. They date back to the 1700s with Blackbeard all the way up to current excavations of shipwrecks. A very cool place to stop & is free! We do... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to know the history of the area, you will love this museum. Very nice facility, well laid out displays with historical significance and a window into the research facility in same building. You get to see the newly discovered items being prepared for displays in the museum. There is also a room to watch video's of the... More 

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United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Located at the end of the island, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum focuses primarily on shipwrecks that occurred in the area during the Civil War and the War of 1812. Treasures/remains from such shipwrecks are limited. They do provide information on the shipwrecks. Nice building but limited displays. Easy parking.

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New London, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I happen to visit the first year that they opened. The Museum has wonderful information on the shipwrecks of the Outer Banks. The architecture is very interesting. I enjoyed myself, but I like the history. When I returned to the beach, I visited the museum once again. The beaches surround the building are beautiful, and the ferry to Ocracoke is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This hidden gem at the end of the road is a great spot when the sky's open up with rain or the heat is too much. The history inside is easy to follow and presented in a very easy to follow and interesting way.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Nice building, invoking the visions of the ship's hull that is being built. Or some shipwreck. Ample parking, restrooms. Next to Ocracoke ferry terminal. The problem - the building is too big for the collection they have on display. To be fair, there are some nice artifacts related to the the shipwrecks, but not too many. So be prepared to... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This museum tells the fascinating story of the shipwrecks around Cape Hatteras. Also covers diving and fishing. The ironclad Monitor gets much coverage. Titanic gets coverage as the local radio operator received distress calls from the Titanic. War of 1812 and Civil War are covered. Note - before going into the museum exhibition hall there is a statue of Gen.... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This little museum is tucked away on the corner of Hatteras. It is full of so much history. The staff are very friendly, and knowledgeable.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is one undiscovered treasure that should be visited when on Hatteras Island. History is very localized of everything that has happened from the past till now around the island. I didn't realize that Hatteras Station was the first distress signal sent out by the Titanic when it began it's demise into the big deep blue sea. If you want... More 

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