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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

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Address: 59200 Museum Dr, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
Phone Number: 252-986-2995
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Very interesting, but not really for younger children

First, this is easy to find...go south on 12, and when you get to the end instead of turning right to get the ferry go straight ahead and you're there. There are some interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Delaware, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is good to pass the time if you are looking for something to do besides water activities on vacation. You have to like naval history to enjoy this museum. There is not any admission fees but they do accept donations.

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Delaware, Ohio
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, this is easy to find...go south on 12, and when you get to the end instead of turning right to get the ferry go straight ahead and you're there. There are some interesting discussion and presentations relating to salvage and restoration as well as underwater photography and diving to name a couple. Currently there is also a nice presentation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a free attraction, and has some great pictures and artifacts, but definitely not for kids. I'm giving it four stars, because it's well maintained, and, for what it is, is very good. But Jeep in mind, young children will likely not enjoy this museum, as it is mostly looking at pictures/artifacts and reading a lot of signs. If... More 

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Au Gres, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this museum and needed to kill some time. My teenagers were in and out in under 30 minutes, but my husband- an avid shipwreck diver spent over an hour. It is small, and mostly poster sized pictures with commentary or descriptions of the photo. I enjoyed the history of the development of the OBX. The entrance fee... More 

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Thank Tawn H
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66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very hot day, so spending it in the air conditioning was a treat. The artifact collections are amazing. Very interesting and informative, we all learned so much. The kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the nice gift shop. So glad we stopped there .

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are close by, i.e. on Hatteras Island from Buxton south or waiting for a ferry, I would not make a special trip to see this museum with children. Weak attempt made with a "scavenger hunt" but overall not that enticing for kids. Adults that enjoy history and enjoy reading would find the museum okay. Sad thing is museum... More 

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Clear Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to much to see really, air conditioning was cool though... Provided a little relief from the heat of being outside. Gift shop was okay, other then that, not much else to.say

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Suffolk, Virginia
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is much improved since our last visit and our grandchildren enjoyed their visit. The presentation of artifacts was done in such a way that it created interesting discussion between all of us and they looked at every exhibit.

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Thank oldhokie702016
Burke, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit and learn some history in a fun way. My little kids loved the scavenger hunt. The little store has nice jewelry and books.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has interesting information regarding the original Cape Hatteras light house and the mystery surrounding its fresnel lens which I found interesting. There are exhibits with items discovered from shipwrecks. There is a scavenger hunt for the younger children which I thought was a good way to keep their interest peaked! If you are planning on taking the ferry... More 

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