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Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit

935 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252 928 1718
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Ranked #12 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit is a unique attraction devoted to all things "piratical." Since 1992, the exhibit and its pirate specialty shop have... more » Owner description: Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit is a unique attraction devoted to all things "piratical." Since 1992, the exhibit and its pirate specialty shop have been a favorite destination for families visiting Ocracoke Island. The exhibit features a life-like recreation of Blackbeard, a weapons display, old bottles, original art, a pirate flag display, ship models, and interactive activities. As visitors leave the exhibit, they enter a one of a kind pirate specialty shop. Kids of all ages will enjoy Teach’s Hole! « less
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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We have been going to Ocracoke Island several years now...Teach's Hole is my favorite place on the Island. It has a great selection of various Pirate items to choose from. Definitely worth visiting on your next vacation. The museum was very informative and interesting. It told the whole story about Blackbeard and his travels. Mickey and George are extremely nice... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The website had the wrong dates for when his exhibit was open. Extremely frustrating. That's all I can really comment on since it was closed.

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Titusville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Very small and limited in scope. quite a disappointment. Not really worth a stop if you have a choice of other things to see in the island. However, considering how Blackbeard made his reputation it is quite fitting that they are still using him and his legacy to take money from the tourists.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

If you want pirate t-shirts, flags, stiff in general, so here. The pirate exhibit is small but it covers a lot of Blackbeard history, especially related to Ocracoke. If you have small kids that enjoy the Judy Moody book series, they have a book there in the series that is especially written by the author about Ocracoke and a pirate... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The museum is small and it looks like it was put together by middle schoolers. The gift shop is probably bigger than the museum and full of cheap pirate junk. It's a total tourist trap. The staff is also not very nice. Spend your money elsewhere on the island.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The museum was small but the exhibits were informative if you don't mind reading. There was a short video and a knot tying exhibit. Younger children might not get as much from this as 8 and older. The employees weren't very friendly but maybe they were checked out for the day since we were there at about 4:00. There is... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stay in Duck, but we always try and take a day trip down to Ocracoke, making sure we stop at Teach's Hole. We have gone every summer for the past few years and have never been disappointed. The exhibit is very informative, and while small, holds many artifacts and art pieces pertaining to Blackbeard. The owners are friendly and... More

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

So, my favorite pirate of all time is Blackbeard. He's on my short list of people I would have liked to meet. The exhibit is excellent. I wish there were more artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge. Hopefully they will bring some more in and actually let people touch a cannon or sabre. THAT would be something special. Also, I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Home made 'exhibit' of pictures, maps, a video made by the family that runs the place, and some old bottles/forks/buttons (that in their defense, they never claimed that Blackbeard used). Takes about 10-15 min to go through...my kids spent a longer time eggin for things from the gift shop than they did in the 'exhibit'.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stopped in to check this out last week while it was raining - it was very informative and a fun addition to the trip to Ocracoke!

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