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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

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Address: Hwy, 12P.O. Box 491, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: 252-928-7375
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century...
A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate.
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Visited the museum and really enjoyed the rich history of this part of NC. One form the southern piedmont rarely gets to study the maritime history of the region so I found it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visited the museum and really enjoyed the rich history of this part of NC. One form the southern piedmont rarely gets to study the maritime history of the region so I found it facinateing to read the old letters and accounts if past storm and the great number of ships wrecked along this part of the coast.

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Randleman, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A great display of Ocracokes history - definitely worth a stop in. There is no admission fee but a donation is encouraged. There is a small gift shop inside.

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Montville, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very pleasant visit to the Museum. Lots of interesting Ocracoke Island history. Growing up during WW2, we were especially interested in life on the Island during that period in history. Impressed by the young Lady acting as host. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. No fee but donations are accepted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Take a fun tour through Ocracoke past. This museum holds a good bit of island history, well presented, with a very nice gift shop. Buy a few raffle tickets for the yearly quild offering-- its a good way to support the museum and take a chance while you are at it !

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Bethany, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Read the story written by an 1889 hurricane survivor. It's a fascinating bit of history. The museum also has an interesting exhibit on the island "brogue," complete with a glossary of local terms. Doesn't take long to get through the museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Be sure to time your visit around a porch talk with one of the locals. Donations gladly accepted --- please keep the place alive.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stopped into this museum after we'd put our car into the ferry line for our return trip, so we didn't have enough time to really enjoy this lovely museum! It's not high-tech or modern, but it's full of lovely local artifacts, and lots of accurate local history -- so worth the time to visit and read and enjoy! Next... More 

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Illinois or Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tucked away in a back room was our favorite part of this little museum -- a video on the Ocracoke Brogue. We'd noticed difficulty deciphering the local language lilt, but this video was enlightening.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A cute museum in an old house tells the history of Ocracoke. A good place to stop with kids; its free, and you can rake as long or short as you like. They survive on donations, so don't forget to put something in the box! Worth the stop, though the map led us astray; this us located near the ferry... More 

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greensboro,nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It was so very interesting to go back in time and learn about Island life. There were so many exhibits to explore & even a small gift shop. The staff was very nice & accomdating. My favorite part was the kitchen where I learned so much about figs(an island staple) since I've got two at home I did'nt know what... More 

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Additional Information about Ocracoke Preservation Museum

Address: Address: Hwy, 12P.O. Box 491, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: 252-928-7375
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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