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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
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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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So much information in a small museum

Really enjoyed viewing the exhibits, especially the one on the natives (Brogue). Cute gift shop with items you wouldn't find elsewhere, fantastic book selection! And best of all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
amanda s
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Greensboro, NC
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Greensboro, NC
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed viewing the exhibits, especially the one on the natives (Brogue). Cute gift shop with items you wouldn't find elsewhere, fantastic book selection! And best of all, it's free!

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Thank amanda s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has so much information about the area packed into a small space. If you are even remotely interested in history, you have to stop here. They had information about military activities in the area as well as interesting discoveries in the area. My favorite was a fossilized bison tooth found in the sound that is over 10,000 years... More 

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Thank tyler f
Ocracoke, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An informative and enjoyable way to learn some of the island's history. Great little gift shop, too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can step back in time and learn so much about the island and life on Ocracoke. From information about the Islanders' unique dialect to local history and how it has impacted the coastal region, you can learn a lot by making this site a stop on your trip to Ocracoke. The people there are eager to tell about what... More 

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Thank Laura H
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to learn about Ocracoke. It is not just a tourist town and has an amazing history. This is a great place to ask questions and get to know the town a bit before you start wondering around.

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Wooster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Ocracoke several times and always walked by this place but never stopped. What a treasure! The historical impact Ocracoke had during WWII was most interesting to learn. The exhibits were full of information and reading the memory books of those who served during this time period was extremely interesting. Against what my husband and I expected, even... More 

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Thank K S
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 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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Blacksburg, Virginia
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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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