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“Good Local History Here”

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
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nj
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332 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Good Local History Here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Hubby and I enjoyed the drive down to Hatteras and Graveyard Museum, and found it worth our time. Although the museum is not large, we learned about Blackbeard, 1812 and Civil War ships, Titanic and WW2 history. Cute gift shop with lots of nautical gifts there too.
Don't miss the movie!

Visited May 2013
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New York
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103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Do not understand the high ratings”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were so disappointed. There is some material on various topics but not much on the shipwrecks. It is free so if you have time before of after the ferry to Okracoke Island you could pop in but do not expect much. Some info on the Civil War, some on scuba helmets, some on the history of the area, but just a little on ship wrecks. Definitely not worth a special trip. Did have a small bit in a book on a ship that lost a container of Doritos that showed up on shore marked for export only. The locals had a lot of free Doritos. That little bit was the highlight.

Visited May 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Learned a lot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was a great museum - it was free for one and the history lesson was useful to help understand the area of Hatteras Village.

Visited May 2013
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Winter Park, Florida
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

we expected to see great ship wreck mementoes and were so disappointed. It's as if the organizers couldn't decide what to put in the museum ... civil war stuff, scuba equipment, a light house ... but not much ship wreck stuff. At least it was free.

Visited May 2013
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Pittsburgh, PA
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79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“They keep adding exhibits”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Not yet fully complete, but this museum has interesting permanent exhibits related to the local area & schedules lectures by visiting authorities.

Visited December 2012
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