Exhibits, Museums, Historic Sites
One of Ocracoke’s most popular destinations is the picturesque white lighthouse and keeper’s quarters. Built in 1823, this beacon is one of the oldest lighthouses still in active service in the U.S. The steady beam can be seen up to 14 miles out to sea and serves as the most recognized symbol of Ocracoke. The exterior […]
Island history & information, interesting exhibits, shell display, summer programs & gift shop.
Life of the watermen. Exhibits, research, activities. On the Community Square docks.
Located just a short boat ride away and part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, Portsmouth Island is a historic uninhabited village now under the care of the National Park Service and the Friends of Portsmouth Island. Established in 1753 by the North Carolina Colonial Assembly, Portsmouth Island was at one time the largest settlement along […]
Blackbeard history, short videos & exhibits. Pirate gift shop.