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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

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Address: Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: 252-928-7375
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century...

A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate.

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Best Ocracoke overview available.

We stopped yesterday afternoon because we seldom pass a museum. This provides an excellent overview of past life on Ocracoke, including World War II.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Milthill
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped yesterday afternoon because we seldom pass a museum. This provides an excellent overview of past life on Ocracoke, including World War II.

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North Tustin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small and charming, eclectic displays throughout the structure provide an overview of Ocracoke Village's history. I had more questions than answers after going through every room. Good thing local Jenny gave a 1:00 PM talk to a small group of us visiting the tiny house. Her presentation was engaging, although she didn't seem so sure of herself, and I'm not... More 

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1 Thank TravelGal2Anywhere
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I loved the museum. We learned so much that we would have never known had we not visited the museum. It is small but holds neat things for all to check out

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1 Thank Emily N
Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This island is frequented by those of us who come year after year after year and who love all things Ocracoke, although we know we will never be more than "off-islanders". This museum is for us. A quick trip through a lot of things: history, original families, local flora & fauna, and perhaps best of all: Ocracoke brogue. As soon... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This building, kept in the style of the early 1900s, honors the residents and history of Ocracoke. Many photos and other memorabilia. Accepts donations. Helpful volunteers.

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We didn't find to much of interest here. Walked through in several minutes. It was raining, so didn't spend much time looking outside.

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Thank ladyme1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very nice heritage museum. Free, but donations are accepted. Everything is nicely put together, and well explained. There's also a little gift shop!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Really enjoyed seeing and learning of Ocracoke history. Quaint museum with very interesting facts. Friendly staff.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Well presented display of island heritage and culture. The entry has a gift shop and a wall depicting all the descendents of the original settlers still residing on the island. Very interesting items and setup. Short jaunt through is all it takes. Family friendly, but not hands on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed looking at photographs and learning about island history while visiting the Ocracoke Preservation Museum. Very informative and a glance at life before modern technology on Ocracoke Island.

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