Whalehead in Historic Corolla

Whalehead in Historic Corolla

Whalehead in Historic Corolla
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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 museum is situated on 39 acres of pristine waterfront property, and is located in the heart of Historic Corolla. Open year-round for a variety of tours - choose from various House Programs, Children's Activities and Park Programs that are perfect for all ages! Check our online calendar for exciting events hosted in the beautiful Historic Corolla Park.
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LJ K
Columbus, OH2,344 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Visited the whalehead Historic home. This house was Built-in 1921. This beautifully restored home is full of mostly original items from that period. A very interesting Self guided tour explains much of the history of the home and grounds. Was interesting to see how styles have changed over time. Its a very nice place to visit.The grounds are very beautiful and there are many things to do in the immediate area. Worth the admittance fee of $5 for seniors.And $7 for younger people kids under 5 were free. Enjoy a beautiful view of the sound from the rocking chairs on the front porch
Written November 9, 2021
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kpslas
Hackettstown, NJ220 contributions
Jul 2022
If you love history and touring old homes, don't miss Whalehead. The mahogany woodwork is beautiful. The docents and recorded narratives in each room were very informative. The restoration included air conditioning so escape the heat and step back in time for a pleasant visit.
Written July 24, 2022
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HistoryLover2017
North Carolina543 contributions
Oct 2021
Whalehead is a national treasure - a beautifully restored 1920s duck hunting lodge situated in a perfect location on the water. The house - which is Art Nouveau inside and out with many Arts and Crafts features as well - is beautiful both inside and out because it it truly situated in the perfect spot. The craftsmanship inside and outside the home is amazing and truly unique. You will not regret visiting this house and learning its history.

The history of the house is very interesting and it's surprising to find out that the house itself was moved to Corolla from Middleton, Rhode Island. Touring the house you learn about the couple that originally owned the house and walking around you can truly imagine what it was like to be a guest at this house and experience a lifestyle of duck hunting in the Outer Banks and then dressing for an elegant dinner served in rooms lit by Tiffany glass lighting.

I highly recommend a visit to Whalehead!
Written October 29, 2021
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ4,899 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The grounds at this house are nice and peaceful. The house looks pretty from the outside. The guide said this was built by the wealthy aristocrats of the gilded age of Newport, RI. However, having visited all the Newport mansions, this one is a bit drab and ordinary. The staff wouldn’t let anyone take photos yet they sell a book in their gift shop. I would skip buying the book as it looks boring. The tour was a reasonable price and just an audio guide
Written August 16, 2021
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Tonya M
Appleton, WI3 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
This is worth the stop. It's an amazing house with a very interesting history that's really well re-done. It's self guided where you listen to an "I pod" recording that tells you about each room. Very informative. Took about an hour. Would highly recommend if you love old restored homes and learning about the local history.
Written April 12, 2021
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David M
Reston, VA109 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
My wife and I toured the Whale Head club today. The entry fee was 5 dollars per person. I had last been in the Whale Head house over 20 years ago, what a difference 20 years make, the place looked great. The house has been totally restored. The tour is part guided and part self guided. Leave about 45 to an hour for the tour. Must see if you are in the area, a lot less steps than climbing the lighthouse and less expensive.
Written April 13, 2022
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Red-Barchetta2011
Suffield, CT725 contributions
Oct 2021
The grounds around Whalehead are very beautiful and great place for a stroll, There are picnic tables to have a nice lunch or snack. From the grounds you can walk over to the lighthouse and historic Corolla. The Wildlife education center is also with the park area We did not tour the house but the outside of the house was very beautiful. We went back another day in evening and you can see some great sunsets for the point.
Written November 2, 2021
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Amy
Boyertown, PA4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
If you love history and architecture, you need to visit the Whalehead Club. The women working here truly love this house and are as hospitable as they are knowledgeable. Self guided via iPods with speakers in each room, we never felt rushed throughout the tour while also ensuring social distancing between tour groups. I’m so glad I did this tour with my 10 year old daughter (we’ve toured Monticello and Biltmore on other vacations) as I’ve never stopped to see it on previous trips to Corolla. Some steps involved (basement to third floor is included in the tour) but otherwise recommended for all ages. Very reasonable cost $7 adults and $5 for children.
Written September 11, 2021
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snikkinikki
atlanta11 contributions
Sep 2021
This tour was a gem. We had such a great time and learned so much. We homeschool our kids so this was perfect for them as well. The staff was knowledgeable and pointed out so many details that we would have missed. I ended up buying both the books they had for sale and they were also a good price and have so many pictures and information.
Written September 19, 2021
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Joan A
9 contributions
Oct 2021
The Hunt club was a beautiful place, the only problem tours were very limited due to covid. There were no self guided tours as advertised. We walked around exterior where there was much to see. So few people were allowed at a time that we did not do the tour, which was a disipointment
Written October 18, 2021
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