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Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit

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Address: 935 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: 252 928 1718
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Description: Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit is a unique attraction devoted to all...
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!
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Kind of quirky tourist trap.

Good if you have kids. Not so cool for couple. I think it is really a tourist trap or a local family.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good if you have kids. Not so cool for couple. I think it is really a tourist trap or a local family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My kiddo likes to stop here to purchase his pirate supplies. The museum area is small but cool to check out. The history of the area is quite interesting.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You might drive by thinking this is a small and insignificant tourist trap..Oh but you are so wrong. Very well done and interesting..We spent a very long time reading everything.I would go back again just to read and remember what I forgot. Really explains the history of the area and give you so many insights the character of Blackbeard. A... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Small but really interesting museum about Blackbeard and his time off the North Carolina coast. Short video was good, only 8 minutes but informative. Nice gift shop and staff.

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Sanford, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a tourist trap with minimal historical value. You enter into a trinkets shop with child oriented items for sale. You have the option to pay a small fee to enter into their "Blackbeard Exhibit". There are drawings and replicas of items from the time of Blackbeard. There is a video that shows how Blackbeard died, viewed on a... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

I think the souvenir area is as large as the exhibit area. There are no real artifacts here to speak of and the info that is there is outdated (speaking of a ship excavation that was site to be done in 2013). Really young kids might like it but my teen and tween were not impressed.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This place is a must-see for families with kids. The exhibits are entertaining and informative without being overwhelming for short attention spans. The collection is impressive and the gift shop is full of fun pirate themed booty.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very interesting Blackbeard history exhibit with gift shop. Worth the few dollars to get in. Owner is lovely and very accommodating.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After reading other reviews, my expectations were very low. That being said, I was still disappointed. Please save your money. The "movie" screen was no larger than an iPad and the "movie" was filmed in the 1970's. I want my $4 back!!!!

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The owners have a very comprehensive collection of artifacts and information about Blackbeard and other pirates. Yes, there is quite a bit of information to read but it's worth the time. At $4.00 I believe the admission price to be fair. The gift shop has a variety of pirate themed items for purchase and the prices are in line with... More 

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