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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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Small museum worth a visit

I love small museums - they are more manageable during short, activity-packed visits. This was a wonderful stop with lots of Civil War-era historical facts and stories. Plus they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
lilmac2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love small museums - they are more manageable during short, activity-packed visits. This was a wonderful stop with lots of Civil War-era historical facts and stories. Plus they had artifacts from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge! And after visiting the museum, you can cross the parking lot and be at one of the most beautiful beaches on the Outer Banks.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love museums, and I love history. The only thing interesting I saw here was the salvaged light house with the fresnel dome. I saw nothing about the more than 2000 ship wrecks documented off the NC coast since the 1600's. We went in the middle of the afternoon on a Thursday, and the room where the film's are usually... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this museum. It is rich in detail and depth. The exhibits were well put together and told the story excellently. The two books I purchased in their gift shop had me thirsting to know and experience more about the Outer Banks and the Graveyard of the Atlantic, but alas I only had a week to try and see everything... More 

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Thank Wing1966
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm obsessed with the history of the shipwrecks and pirates on the outerbanks..my husband is a Navy vet and loved learning about the nautical aspects..it was a nice way to pass an hour or so..

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Thank Allison E
Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our time at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. While there is no entrance fee, a small donation is appreciated. The older gentleman working the front desk, (sorry I didn't get his name) was a joy to speak with. He answered all of our questions and was full of information about the museum and history... More 

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Richmond, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum if you want to learn more about the maritime history of the Outer Banks. The Enigma machine from a German U Boat caught my husband's eye as did some of the other artifacts on display. There is no admittance fee, but donations are accepted. The Cotton Gin has a gift shop located in the museum and has some... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see to all visitor's to the island. Many interesting fact's on the importance this beautiful island played in the changes of America over the years, truly an amazing place to visit. Free to all, only donations accepted.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely informative and lots of wonderful history on hatteras! Looked much larger from the outside. I wished it were larger. Really only two main areas. But it was free!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here after waiting a couple of hours in line for the ocracoke ferry. The civil war exhibit is the best and most up to date. Overall the best item is the lighthouse lens in the front entrance.

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Aurora, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never made it inside. Arrived at 4:03 and the last ticket sold was 4:00. Tickets were $ 8.00 and $ 7.00 for seniors. Only saw port a potty restrooms. Gravel & grass parking lot.

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