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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-7375
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Understanding Ocracoke History

The Ocracoke Preservation Museum is a great place to visit during the heat of the day. The... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Charleston, West Virginia
A great place for a glimpse of island history.

I was fortunate to walk into the museum just in time for a guided tour given by a life-long native... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
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Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-7375
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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
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
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting to browse around. The quilt they have for raffling is absolutely beautiful. We had a great time.

1  Thank rdmoody27
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We went by as we always do when on Ocracoke. We buy tickets for the quilt they make every year. Debbie was a wonderful person to talk with and gain additional information about the island.

2  Thank 1206frequenttraveler
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A great experience for Ocracoke History Seekers: you can even sit and watch a video about "the Ocracoke Brogue." Several exhibits and a gift shop.

2  Thank Rheadaria
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Always good to revisit old 1900's home displays including the indoor kitchen hand pump, singer foot pedal sewing machine, old hanging pictures, etc.

1  Thank b0jan76
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Wonderful museum for free! We loved it because we are Coast Guard and there is a small room dedicated to a lot of the CG's influence in the area. Also in another room was a great little exhibit on the Mounted Boy Scouts-the only one...More

3  Thank gjscollins
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