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This museum is small but pretty cool for military or marine history buffs. I'm a lighthouse lover and was awed when I first walked in by the relic light/lens on display. I gave more than the suggested donation, as places like this are what the...More
We had no idea how much fun this museum would be when I put it on our list for our vacation. The kids enjoyed it so much as did we. We learned so much about the Island while we were there and they had a...More
Beautiful design! Volunteers were helpful and friendly. Learned a lot about the area and history through the displays, pictures, maps, and posters. The films were well done and the interactive knot tying and other activities great for kids, (and adults).
You can find the museum just next to the ferry that goes to Ocracoke. Coming down route 12, instead of turning right for the ferry, go straight (look for the ship propeller). The parking area is just past the museum and has several historical markers....More
It was informative and interesting. We wouldn’t bring grandkids as there’s not enough at their level to read and understand. Some of the information was difficult for me to read as it was low and I couldn’t read with bifocals. Video in the monitor ‘tower’...More
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
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 the street. If you have school age children be sure to pick up a National Park Passport book and get a stamp at the front desk. They also have a scavenger hunt for kids to participate in while looking at the exhibits.