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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

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Address: Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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+1 252-928-7375
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00

A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century...

A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate.

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early 1900's

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank b0jan76
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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293 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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 in the world is on the island. It is a small museum but not one... More 

1 Thank gjscollins
Usa, Japan
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a well-maintained, convenient property, with many artifacts from the island's history, with narratives (and a video) to explain them. The gift shop has an It is adjacent to the ferry dock, walking distance from everything.

Thank doctorcee409
Mooresville, North Carolina
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105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Ocracoke Preservation Museum is in an old Okracoke home and it felt like the long deceased owners had just left there alive and well or that we had stepped back in time for a visit. Interesting collection of items. Be sure to check out the things around and behind the home as well. Amy, the person in the gift... More 

Thank angelaohedgepeth
Lexington, Kentucky
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Just off the free parking lot in town by the harbor and National Parks Service is a historic house with authenic furniture and information about the area. The house also has an exhibition about the sinking of a US merchant ship in WWII. There's a museum store too. Worth a look.

Thank Elaine M
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Really loved this. So much of history saved. Items were well preserved. Could have stayed there longer.

Thank Joyce D
Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a small museum that would interest people who are interested in local history. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. It was nice to do something different for an hour.

Thank allboysMom06
Poquoson, Virginia
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

took my dad & daughter who wanted to stop in she had been there on a field trip.. Like taking a step back in time to see how people lived 50-100 years ago, great Deadrise fishing boat on display under cover outside, also a fossil pit outside that is fun for the kids..

Thank James M
Greensboro, NC
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Really enjoyed viewing the exhibits, especially the one on the natives (Brogue). Cute gift shop with items you wouldn't find elsewhere, fantastic book selection! And best of all, it's free!

1 Thank amanda s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This place has so much information about the area packed into a small space. If you are even remotely interested in history, you have to stop here. They had information about military activities in the area as well as interesting discoveries in the area. My favorite was a fossilized bison tooth found in the sound that is over 10,000 years... More 

Thank tyler f

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