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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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10:00 am - 3:00 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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An interesting bit of island history.

Nice museum started by the locals in Ocracoke. There are some interesting bits of history that would not have been saved otherwise. Worth a walk through during an afternoon bike... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Lewisville, North Carolina, United States
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Lewisville, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice museum started by the locals in Ocracoke. There are some interesting bits of history that would not have been saved otherwise. Worth a walk through during an afternoon bike ride

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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Ocracoke Preservation Museum preserves the very rich local history of Ocracoke, from the Ocracoke brogue, the unique island way of talking to the history of World War II on the outer banks where U-Boats sank ships on a daily basis off our coast in 1942.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The museum is quite small with some nice artifacts. You'd probably have to be a history buff to appreciate it. We had a nice talk with the man behind the counter. We found most island residents were very eager to talk about the Outer Banks. Worth a brief visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a great little house museum. The exhibits don't flow very easily from one to the other, but overall the information is very interesting and presented in a lovely way. They have excellent porch front talks daily on various island topics and the kids activities are great.

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North Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum is a wealth of knowledge on Ocracoke history. The staff is friendly, knowledgable and very approachable. The gift shop is full of interesting items. There is a small area outside for kids to dig in and look for ocean treasures in the dirt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Interesting place. It is located next to the marina public parking lot, so parking is not an issue. There is no charge for entry, but they do accept donations and have a small gift shop. Learned a lot about the history of Ocracoke Island. Did you know that the island is home to the only mounted (as in on horses)... More 

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Bristol
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The whole family enjoyed going through the museum. There was no charge to see. It is a self guided tour. The lady that manages the museum was SO NICE. We enjoyed learning about the island and the people that live on the island 365 days of the year. The artifacts that has been found from hurricanes. The children enjoyed going... More 

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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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