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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-7375
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We stumbled across this gem after eating lunch at sMacNally's. It's full of Ocracoke history but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sandcmom
,
Boone, North Carolina
via mobile
Sweet little museum in Ocracoke.

Nice display of history on Ocracoke. Don’t miss this for the vintage objects and navy importance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caren L
,
Mundelein, Illinois
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A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“old house” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (13 reviews)
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Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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+1 252-928-7375
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"old house"
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"gift shop"
in 13 reviews
"local artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"nice display"
in 2 reviews
"interesting collection"
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"buy tickets"
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"local language"
in 2 reviews
"free admission"
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"shark teeth"
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"island history"
in 6 reviews
"ferry dock"
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"great information"
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"on display"
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"the outer banks"
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"worth a visit"
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"quilt"
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"donation"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this gem after eating lunch at sMacNally's. It's full of Ocracoke history but the best part is that it won't take up a whole lot of your time. It's just a small place and I think we were there maybe 30min. We...More

Thank sandcmom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice display of history on Ocracoke. Don’t miss this for the vintage objects and navy importance during the war. A few lovely quilts are also on display.

Thank Caren L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A sweet museum with beautiful exhibits about the island and the Outer Banks. The house itself is gorgeous with period rooms and something interesting for everyone.

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The Ocracoke Preservation Society welcomes visitors to its museum, which has been set up in the David Williams House since 1992. Williams was the first captain of the Life-Saving Service Station on Ocracoke, and his house, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

It was interesting how much the preservation society has been able to pack in to this small museum. If you have any interest in history at all, and a few minutes to spare, it's certainly worth the time to pass through and check it out.

1  Thank SCUBAgrunt
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Interesting local museum that tells about the island's fishing heritage. There are many artifacts to see, newspaper articles over the years and personal letters. Right on the water.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Preservation Museum guarantees a delightful and informative introduction to the people and history of Ocracoke Island. Antiques, exhibits and a good selection of books and gifts. Don't miss the recording of the 1990s documentary on the distinctive Ocracoke brogue. It's all housed in an...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Drop by and spend 15 minutes or two hours, it's up to you. I bought a $1.00 book for donation and was granted free access to museum! Worth seeing. People here are so nice and helpful. Play in the sandbox out back and hunt for...More

Thank ronjo81
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Charming area museum in a 115 year old house across from the harbor and ferry terminal. I never knew German u-boats sank 60 American and foreign ships in Outer Banks' waters! Art by famous locals and cute gift shop. Many of the rooms in the...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Ocracoke Preservation Museum is a great place to visit during the heat of the day. The exhibits offer a varied look at Ocracoke's history and help the tourist understand the island's past and enhance their time on the island. They frequently have people doing...More

1  Thank PathLeastTraveled3
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