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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

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Address: Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: 252-928-7375
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Stopped by after taking a walk at the estuary

Enjoyed looking at photographs and learning about island history while visiting the Ocracoke Preservation Museum. Very informative and a glance at life before modern technology... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Jessica B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed looking at photographs and learning about island history while visiting the Ocracoke Preservation Museum. Very informative and a glance at life before modern technology on Ocracoke Island.

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Thank Jessica B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Not only is Ocracoke a unique gem but it is rich in it's culture. The Preservation Museum has captured a large cross section of life as it was in the past with artifacts and some videos.. We enjoyed so much that we have become members of the museum.

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Thank Abacoscout
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This well maintained museum is packed with all kinds of cool old stuff to see with a ataff that will gladly tell you the history on anything you ask about. Lots of antiques to look at and really cool old pictures. I think they only ask for a small donation but its definitely worth spending some time there.

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Thank Dee M
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Learned more from this visit than all the conversations with locals. Even bought raffle tickets to win a gorgeous quilt. Spent at least 45 minutes there exploring the photos and documents and furnishings. Built at the turn of the century. DON't Miss it.

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Thank Jeanie M
Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Stopped in just to learn a bit more about this gem of an island. Staff was helpful and friendly, bought the local cookbook. Fell in love with the fig cake here. Had to have the recipe and was told it was the same one. Now if only I could get the figs. This museum is filled with information that is... More 

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Thank willowmoon22
Horseheads, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you want to learn the history of Ocracoke Island, this is worth the stop. It is not a "high end" museum, but very nice to see it from the island "people's" perspective. Worth a stop if you want to know about the island.

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Thank sellrd
Ocracoke, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you any interest in the history of Ocracoke, this museum can answer a lot of your questions. Well organized, nice gift shop. It's pretty obvious the management has done a lot to make this little gem a "must see".

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Thank Nona27960
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is a wonderful home/museum. It really takes you back in time and make you realize just how good we have it.

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Thank Frank S
Napoleon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Lots of information about the island, weather, history. Accept donations. The staff is well informed and helpful. A beautiful period house, amazing that it has survived all the years and weather

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Calhoun, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Small and informative. Nice little tape that tells about Ocracoke and the people that live there. It's informative and interesting. Worth the stop.

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