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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 - 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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A must stop for history buffs

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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North Kansas City, Missouri
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Additional Information about Ocracoke Preservation Museum

Address: Hwy, 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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