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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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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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Nice display of history.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Angela M
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Randleman, North Carolina
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Randleman, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place is worth a stop if you're here already, but like most of the other attractions on the island it's not worth coming to the island just to come here. They have some neat artifacts and exhibits that depict early life on the island. They have a sand pit where the kids can dig for shark's teeth. There's just... More 

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