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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-7375
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Real Decent Museum

It was interesting how much the preservation society has been able to pack in to this small museum... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Cape Carteret, North Carolina

Interesting local museum that tells about the island's fishing heritage. There are many artifacts... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate.
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  • Average7%
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Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-7375
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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.

Thank SCUBAgrunt
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.

Thank markfarner58
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

Thank runswithdogs
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
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

Thank PattiP313
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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was fortunate to walk into the museum just in time for a guided tour given by a life-long native of the island. The guide provided great detail on how and why life has changed on the island over the years, as well as some...More

2  Thank Mike987S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you want to experience and learn the history of Ocracoke, go see this charming museum housed in one of the original homes on the island. Money spent in the gift shop helps support the museum. I have visited Ocracoke Island nine years in a...More

2  Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Ocracoke Preservation Museum was the compilation of everything I've read about Ocracoke and learned during our visit all rolled up into one spot. I really enjoyed the video on Brogue (the local language/dialect). It was neat to see the bedroom furniture from Portsmouth Island and...More

1  Thank VEE1225
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very interesting collection of local historical artifacts. Also has exhibit which identifies the various shells you come across on the beaches. Worth the visit.

1  Thank ZiggersVT
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