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North Carolina Coast Sights

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Ranked #1 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Lighthouses; Landmarks
The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
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Ranked #2 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Museums; Ships
Owner description: As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII searching the sky for enemy... more » Owner description: As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Step aboard the most decorated US Battleship of WWII! Explore nine decks, crew's quarters, gun turrets, and much more. Discover where history comes alive. Located at the junctions of highways 17, 76, 74, 421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Open every day! « less
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Fort Macon (Atlantic Beach)
Ranked #3 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; State Parks
A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
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Ranked #4 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.
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Ranked #5 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Owner description: Used today to light the dark stretches of the southern coastline, this lighthouse was built in 1875 and today can be climbed... more » Owner description: Used today to light the dark stretches of the southern coastline, this lighthouse was built in 1875 and today can be climbed by the spiral staircase that reaches up 150 feet. « less
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Ranked #7 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Owner description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under... more » Owner description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is expected to re-open in summer 2013, with the ability to be climbed for the first time) « less
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Airlie Gardens (Wilmington)
Ranked #9 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Island Farm (Manteo)
Ranked #10 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed in period attire as they carry out the daily... more » Owner description: Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed in period attire as they carry out the daily activities of a Roanoke Island farm in the 1850s. Hands-on activities and demonstrations: Woodworking, cooking, blacksmithing, children's games and ox-drawn wagon rides are just a few activities offered. Activities vary daily. Open seasonally from April to November - Wednesday through Saturday - 10am until 4pm. « less
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Ranked #11 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Old historic fort that was the site of two major Civil War battles.
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Jennette's Pier (Nags Head)
Ranked #12 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: We teach sailing and power boating from beginner to expert levels, using US Sailing and US Powerboating certified curricula.... more » Owner description: We teach sailing and power boating from beginner to expert levels, using US Sailing and US Powerboating certified curricula. We also do customized and individualized training based on the student's background, experience, and needs. We teach in our boats or in your boat. We charter sailboats in our home NC location and can help you charter in other locations around the world. We can help you make the buying decisions necessary to select a sail or power boat that meets your needs and recommend a reputable broker to help you with the purchase. « less
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Ranked #14 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Take a step back in time when you visit the Whalehead Club! Originally built in the 1920s, this magnificent residence has... more » Owner description: Take a step back in time when you visit the Whalehead Club! Originally built in the 1920s, this magnificent residence has been restored to its original grandeur and is open for tours year round. Located inside Currituck Heritage Park, the museum is situated on 39 acres of pristine waterfront property, and is located in the heart of Historic Corolla. « less
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Tryon Palace (New Bern)
Ranked #15 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: Colonial Governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered and George Washington danced. At Tryon Palace, where British... more » Owner description: Colonial Governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered and George Washington danced. At Tryon Palace, where British rule once flourished, American independence took root and the state of North Carolina was born. Here you can still experience the adventure of North Carolina’s earliest beginnings and a living history like no other. Guided tours, live re-enactments and conversations with costumed interpreters from centuries past bring history to life in vivid detail at the Governor’s Palace, Gardens and Historic Homes. And, at the new high-tech North Carolina History Center, interactive games and hands-on exhibits delight visitors young and old. Whether you’re exploring one of our riverside gardens or sharpening your skills as a quilter, printer, ship’s captain or blacksmith, there are endless opportunities for making cherished family memories at Tryon Palace. « less
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Ranked #16 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Riverwalk (Wilmington)
Ranked #17 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Olympus Dive Center (Morehead City)
Ranked #18 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Scenic Drives
Owner description: We are a Jeep rental/tour company. Rent a Jeep and go on the beach to see the Corolla Wild Horses. All tours will cover 25... more » Owner description: We are a Jeep rental/tour company. Rent a Jeep and go on the beach to see the Corolla Wild Horses. All tours will cover 25 miles round trip. We have the largest fleet of Jeeps in Corolla. « less
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Ranked #20 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Scenic Drives; Tours
Owner description: See the Corolla Wild Horses in an open air truck. We have custom vehicles that will seat up to 14 people. All tours have a... more » Owner description: See the Corolla Wild Horses in an open air truck. We have custom vehicles that will seat up to 14 people. All tours have a money back guarantee and are safe for all ages. This is a must do tour if you are on the Outer Banks of NC. We have been safely guiding for over 15 years. All guides are certified by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. « less
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Kure Beach Pier (Kure Beach)
Ranked #22 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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1897 Poe House (Fayetteville)
Ranked #24 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums

This tour is great,  the Poe  House holds a special event which is held in the kitchen, a demonstration is done on the old wood stove. It's nice to step back in time, it really... more »

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Ranked #25 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Military Museums
Owner description: At the dawn of the American Civil War, the Confederacy took control of land in southeastern North Carolina near one of the... more » Owner description: At the dawn of the American Civil War, the Confederacy took control of land in southeastern North Carolina near one of the two outlets to the Atlantic Ocean from the Cape Fear River. Fort Fisher was the largest earthwork fortification in the Confederacy and was constructed to protect this vital opening. Ships running the Federal blockade of the port of Wilmington, known as blockade runners, supplied necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. By late 1863, the supply line through Wilmington was the last remaining supply route open to Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The Federal Army and Navy attacked Fort Fisher December 24, 1864. After two days of fighting with little headway, Federal commanders concluded that the fort was too strong to assault and withdrew their forces. However, they returned for a second attempt on January 12, 1865. For two and one-half days, Federal ships bombarded the fort on both land and sea face. On the fifteenth, more than 3,300 Union infantry, including the 27th U.S. Colored Troops, assaulted the land face. After several hours of fierce hand-to-hand combat, Federal troops captured the fort that night. The Confederate army evacuated their remaining forts in the Cape Fear area, and within weeks Union forces overran Wilmington. Once Wilmington fell, the supply line of the Confederacy was severed, and the Civil War was soon over. This site has been declared national historic landmark. Along with a restored palisade fence, approximately ten percent of the fort still stands. Guided tours, outside panel makers and museum exhibits provide a historical point of reference. Shaded by gnarled live oaks, a scenic trail leads tourists from the visitor center past the gigantic earthworks and around to the rear of the fort. Visitors are invited to tour the remains of the fort's land face featuring an impressive reconstruction of a 32-pounder seacoast gun at Shepherd's Battery. Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located in Kure Beach on what was then known as Federal Point and today as Pleasure Island. « less
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Ranked #26 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Bellamy Mansion (Wilmington)
Ranked #27 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #28 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, Poplar Grove is a museum complex with 1850 manor house, smoke house, tenant... more » Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, Poplar Grove is a museum complex with 1850 manor house, smoke house, tenant house and blacksmith shop. Enjoy craft demonstrations, exhibits, farm animals, picnic and playground area, Wednesday Farmers' Market, and free parking. Open daily for tours February through mid December. Annual events include a fabulous Herb & Garden Fair, a July Car Show and a Halloween Festival. Next door is beautiful, 63 acre, Abbey Nature Preserve with over two miles of trails and pond with footbridge. « less
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British Cemetery (Ocracoke)
Ranked #30 of 104 Sights & Landmarks in North Carolina Coast
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Landmarks
The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
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