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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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Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was looking forward to this exhibit all day. We tried to schedule our whole day trip around it. The building is VERY deceiving!!!! Not only did we have to WAIT for it to open, but it only took about 10 minutes to walk thru it. Had to pay to basically walk thru a hallway and then buy a souvenir.... More

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Anaheim, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

But fun for the kids to learn about Blackbeard and the other pirates from our history. The exhibit is small and won't take a long time to view (good for the little kids) but will give the kids just enough to send them into pirate mode.

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The $4 fee per person was not terrible, but the "exhibit" was basically a small hallway. It didn't even take 15 min to get through it and that's with watching 10 min worth of a video. The gift shop however was very nice with lots of neat pirate gear, and it is free to visit. I would probably just stick... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Read the reviews here and we knew going in that there wasn't much to see here. Like the other attractions on the island it isn't worth making a special trip to see, but if you're already here then it's worth a stop. The admission was cheap and they do have some neat artifacts and historical pirate content. Including the 5... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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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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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
45 helpful votes 45 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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