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What a beautiful House

A beautifully preserved rich man's house with all the best possible fittings available in the... read more

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Ian P
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting history

We visited with a larger group that included several children. It was great that the staff provided... read more

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Lee_G_02
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Take a step back in time when you visit Whalehead in Historic Corolla! Originally built in the 1920s, this magnificent residence has been restored to its original grandeur and is open for tours year round. Located inside Historic Corolla Park, the...more
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Reviewed today

A beautifully preserved rich man's house with all the best possible fittings available in the 1920s. A self guided tour which was really interesting. The volunteer guides are expert and enthusiastic. This place has a great history including the use by the coast guard in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited with a larger group that included several children. It was great that the staff provided a scavenger hunt that kept our teenagers engaged. However, our youngest members got bored rather easily and the staff was rather strict about the noise they made. Nevertheless,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent several hours here. Toured the house and grounds. Near the water, unique bridge to wake across. The house is well maintained. Small cost for the house.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ChrisandCindy08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love old houses so I may be a little biased, but I really enjoyed looking at the unique architecture. It was a beautiful location and fun to try and figure out what the fish jumping in the pond were.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dyerta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took the self guided tour of this beautiful early 1900's vacation home - well worth the time and $5 donation. Very well preserved (especially given it's history) and nice use of art deco features in the building's woodwork and lighting.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank StetsonRM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The husband and I toured Whalehead in the morning in early May and loved our visit. The admission price varies (depending on your age) but we felt the $5 admission was well worth it . Preserving a bit of history is always worth a small...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BAChiles
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Self-guided tour through a very interesting home. Art deco, tiffany lamps, cork floors, period furnishings and clothing. Beautiful scenery. Near to Currituck lgiht house.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

Decided to visit the area as a day trip. When I got to the entrance, I was told I had to pay for the tour versus an entrance fee. No issue paying the fee, but the tour was basically audio recordings in every room, Think...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank KC_in_NY
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

We went as a family and really enjoyed all of the history. Not super expensive it was 7 dollars for a adult and there were discounted prices for kids. It’s a audio tour with a map. The people were very nice and encouraged questions. Took...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank victoriamegginson
Reviewed April 4, 2019

We stopped in here and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education (free) next door during a nor'easter and we all enjoyed the visit. My two teenagers, my parents and my husband and I all found it interesting and the audio tour does a good...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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bearcreekdx
May 20, 2018|
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Response from NualaH915 | Reviewed this property |
Whalehead House - 1100 Club Road, Corolla, NC, 27927. Corolla Lighthouse is close by at 1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927
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heathershen
January 31, 2018|
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Response from suekas | Reviewed this property |
It's free to walk the grounds which are beautiful but also worth taking the house tour if time permits. It's educational and fun!
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jaimyt30
July 24, 2017|
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We watched a couple guys catching large blue crabs at the pier while we were walking the grounds! They showed our kids how to measure them. Very interesting!
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