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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

Hwy, 12P.O. Box 491, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-7375
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Activities: Hiking
Description: A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate.
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Charlottesville
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a tiny museum in an old house. Inside, you'll find old clothing, a replica kitchen, a room dedicated to seafaring history, tragic pictures of past hurricane damage, and a video exhibit that captures the essence of Ocracoke Brogue (the local dialect). You'll also find interesting exhibits on figs & yaupon tea (two interesting local products). The museum is... More

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Washington Nc
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This Museum allows you can see and imagine what the early life was like on Ocracoke for the early residents. It will make you appreciate the island more and will add to your visit. Must see attraction.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This museum offers a window into Ocracoke as it was in first half or so of the 1900's. There is an impressive collection of artifacts. It might not be too impressive for children reared on electronic gadgets, but it does not take too long to get through. Definitely worth a stop. I always buy tickets for the quilt raffle.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There are some interesting tid bits about hurricanes and island language that was very interesting. It had some interesting information about weather and the island.

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Madison, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you love history and want an education Please go here I will return again to learn what i forgot, a lot of interesting things

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very informative museum! Living here we wanted to learn the history of this beautiful island and the preservation society doesn't skimp on anything. Want correct facts, please stop by!

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Start your visit here. Staff will give you all the info on what to do and help with any questions you have.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Every summer, I take the grandchildren to the Museum, always some interesting tibit's to see/read, about the past on Ocracoke Island. (BTW great little gift shop)

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Amy who was the lady at the Museum was Very Nice and Knowlegable- gave us so much of her time with all our questions - we left there with much history - Great person and Great person to have there to help with us visitors. Thanks Amy. Lisa

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Lexington, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This a wonderful place to stop during your trip !! The staff was exceptionally knowledgeable and nice !!! The museum is very well appointed, has several great video and nice exhibits. Leave 1 -2 hours so that you can see and read everything. Also- leave a donation !! Its worth it.

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