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Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit

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Address: 935 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: 252 928 1718

Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit is a unique attraction devoted to all...

Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit is a unique attraction devoted to all things "piratical." Since 1992, the exhibit and its pirate specialty shop have been a favorite destination for families visiting Ocracoke Island. The exhibit features a life-like recreation of Blackbeard, a weapons display, old bottles, original art, a pirate flag display, ship models, and interactive activities. As visitors leave the exhibit, they enter a one of a kind pirate specialty shop. Kids of all ages will enjoy Teach’s Hole!

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Nice little shop. Not much we were interested in. Pirate gear if threat is what you are looking for.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in the history of pirates, this is the place to go. The gift shop is unique and affordable. The pirate exhibit is small but packed with a lot of history on Blackbeard. My entire family walked away new information and fun facts about a Blackbeard's life.

Thank sink77
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice little shop. Not much we were interested in. Pirate gear if threat is what you are looking for.

Thank melaniesQ3767SK
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let's be clear. This is a small gift shop with an even smaller "exhibit" attached to it. We should have been suspicious when the door to the exhibit was closed to guests. I don't think they want you to see the hallway until you pay. Yes, you have to pay to enter the exhibit, which is basically a small hallway... More 

Thank Jennifer Z
Thurmont, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The big red house is definitely eye catching. It could fall under the description of tourist trap but it's a beach town so isn't everything, really? It's a small spot - you only go on one level of the house. We were a party of 8; 3 adults (including the 17 year old) and 5 kids. We took the self-guided... More 

Thank MammaB
Macungie, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting a larger exhibit and other Blackbeard related things to see. There was a very small gift shop and it was hard for people to walk around inside. The small exhibit took less than 5 minutes to look at. Travel books made this place sound like a must-see. I was not very happy with it. An hour long... More 

Thank Macungie_PATrum
Felton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this little place! Of course anyone who is into pirate history such as myself will know that Black Beard was killed right off of the point of Ocracoke Island, so of course there has to be a little museum and gift shop. We have been there twice now and will always pop in when we visit!

Thank piratemame
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibit with old video takes about 15 - 30 min max BUT the kids will love it and of course they have a pirate store.

Thank Jennifer O
Clemmons, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was more like a hall you walk through with framed photos and framed papers with historical information on Edward Teach (Blackbeard). There were 2 small monitors, one played a video but it was factual information with photos- not like an actual movie. Honestly, you could google him and learn just as much. Didn't see any actual artifacts from Blackbeard.... More 

Thank mom2boys744
Graham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go inside and see the gift shop but save your money and don't do the exhibit. There were no actual artifacts. There were stories printed out on paper and put into frames on the walls. Really disappointing.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a big gift shop, but unique. The exhibit is gonna bore any kid, but I made the grandsons watch the whole history film, 8 minutes or so. When they heard how Blackbeard's story ends, they were most intrigued.

Thank Maggie G

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