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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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Hilliard, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My kids love the whole pirate thing...so we thought we'd check this place out. My kids are 11mos,23mos, 4 and 10. Out front there's a couple picture opportunities. We went into the shop most things were over priced but there was a good amount of pirate things . We decided to do the self guided tour, 3 of our kids... More

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williamsburg, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Pleasantly surprised with our visit here. First, it was was not overpriced tourist trap. If you visit the island, you have to know Blackbeard's history to a small degree and this is agret place to get it. Not too lengthy, hits the high points plus adds some other very interesting exhibits, And yes, there is a small shop in the... More

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Near Pittsburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband was really interested in this, but felt after we went that it was more of a tourist trap than an actual historical feature. I think kids would like it for the whole pirate thing, but hubby was disappointed. I did buy him a souvenir that said he had visited.

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Plymouth, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was expecting something more than the small backroom that it was. The gift shop was cute and had fun things to see and look at. The "museum" was small and had little interactions for children. The entrance fee wasn't too much, but considering the limited exhibits, it wasn't worth it. All in all, it was interesting, and the gift... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Ocracoke is the most beautiful beach in the U.S., but when it rains, your entertainment is limited. The whole island is full of Mom and Pop type places. So, if you don't enjoy small boutiques for shopping or eating at one of the local eateries, this might be one of the only things to do if it rains. They have... More

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Small exhibit, but very informative. A lot of paintings and such, but the story is all there. A short 8 minute video plays out the whole story of Blackbeard on Ocracoke. Small children would get bored quickly, older children interested in pirates and history would probably find it interesting. Adults like myself who like these sort of attractions would enjoy... More

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Charleston, SC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family and I were not going to go here based on other reviews, but when I saw the price and we had a coupon (and our son really wanted to go) we decided to try it. With a coupon we had we paid just under 9 dollars for 2 adults and 1 child. If you take your time (don't... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Not much to offer but it is interesting. Blackbeard did reside in and travel through this area. It is expensive. There is a gift shop on the side.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a tiny little museum that they let way too many people in at a time. It was stuffy and crowded and we didn't learn much here that you can't get for free at other great museums in the area. The main attraction here is really the gift shop and you can find those anywhere. We were a little... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The self-tour took us about 10 minutes, only about 2 rooms with some pictures and facts about Blackbeard, wasn't really interesting to me. Neat little gift shop at the end was cool.

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