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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

59200 Museum Dr, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-2995
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Small but enjoyable

This is as small museum that appears to operate solely on donations. It had a handful of exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
crashingimage
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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A Fine Little Musuem - Great Rainout Option, Can't Beat Price!

This was a very nice little museum, they did a great job telling several stories of the sea, all of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kedalion1
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
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“civil war” (64 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (20 reviews)
“on display” (22 reviews)
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59200 Museum Dr, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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+1 252-986-2995
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"civil war"
in 64 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
in 20 reviews
"on display"
in 22 reviews
"gift shop"
in 37 reviews
"the outer banks"
in 48 reviews
"maritime history"
in 15 reviews
"rainy day"
in 24 reviews
"fresnel lens"
in 14 reviews
"free admission"
in 9 reviews
"enigma machine"
in 11 reviews
"donation box"
in 12 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 10 reviews
"uss monitor"
in 6 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 8 reviews
"donations accepted"
in 7 reviews
"u boat"
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"scuba diving"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is as small museum that appears to operate solely on donations. It had a handful of exhibits, all of which were very informative. There was a scavenger hunt to keep kids engaged with a small reward for completing it. This was a great place...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very nice little museum, they did a great job telling several stories of the sea, all of which were local, that informed you and helped you understand what an important nautical crossroads the Cape is going back 500 years. Don't come here...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surprising jewel nearly hidden at the tip of Hatteras Island is worth your time to spend at least 30 minutes in this free-to-all nautical museum. Great and rare finds from shipwrecks off-the-coast of the Carolinas and other eastern seaboard territories. A fascinating look at...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum houses several themes: main focal point is the battle of man against the sea, but there is also a small section about piracy and the way the Bankers used to make their living. We stumbled upon it but were glad to have visited...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum near the ferry is not to be missed, it is so interesting. It tells the history about the shipwrecks which surround the outerbanks. Items which are retrieved from the ocean floor are on display. Also a history on scuba diving. By the way,...More

Thank Hans V
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visit here every time we visit the Outer Banks! The staff is always welcoming and the gift shop is great!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This was the last stop on Hatteras, with all the attractions this a full day from the time you cross the bridge at Manns Harbor over the Croatan sound. The building is a true head turner, there is plenty of parking, the day we where...More

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This museum contains some very interesting Civil War history as well as other nautical exhibits. There is no charge, donations are encouraged. We enjoyed it.

Thank klmsmm
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

While in the area it was a nice stop, was very informative and had more then I expected. There is no charge and it is very close to the ferry location and has a boardwalk to the ocean right there. It was on my intinerary...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

My grandson (he's almost 8yrs old) and I had a wonderful time at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. A lot of history and information is in this little museum. The volunteer at the front desk was absolutely wonderful. I wish I could remember her...More

Thank Diane M
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Kathy S
3 June 2017|
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Response from curlytnt | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free but donations are welcome. Our family spent about an hour in the museum. There is a video playing and watching it would add some time onto your visit. We made a day out of it and hit the beach, just across... More
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miss1kitty
21 September 2015|
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Response from Aaron M |
They were most likely referring to the ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke Island.
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