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The museum houses the region’s largest collection of decoys (old and new) along with changing exhibitions of workboats, community history, commercial fishing, and wildlife photography. It also offers a stunning view of Cape Lookout Lighthouse from...more
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We stopped to visit and were treated to a short walk to the Willow Pond to see Egrets and Blue Herons. The museum has three levels and numerous artifacts of the maritime life, history of families and the towns. There is an incredible view from...More
Eastern NC craftsmen have made decoys since they arrived from England & Ireland in the 1700s. Their work is beautiful art. Great exhibits showing the history of Harker's Island. If you have the time, it's definitely worth the drive.
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A wonderful small museum filled with duck carvings that look real and vintage goods of days gone by. It doesn’t take long to visit, but def worth the drive. If summertime, take a picnic to enjoy at the adjoining park, or spend some $$ to...More
The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum is a must stop for anyone wanting to learn or reminisce about the real Down East in North Carolina. They have an extensive research library along with artifacts and history of each of the Down East communities. Don't miss walking...More
We visited this museum with our Road Scholar group and found it to be wonderful. Dozens of excellent wood decoy carvings and art work. No admission-just donations. On certain days carvers are here so you can see their wonderful work. Plan on at least an...More
We visit the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center every time we are in the area. We have a friend who grew up on Harkers Island and still lives there. It is a treat to have him take us thru the museum with his...More
This museum and community center celebrates Core Sound Decoy Carvers' works of art, boat-building and commercial fishing. Upstairs one will find documentation and a cultural history area to represent each of the Down East communities. The third floor boasts an observation deck. There's also a...More