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Whalehead in Historic Corolla

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Address: 1100 Club Way, Corolla, NC 27927
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+1 252-453-9040

Take a step back in time when you visit Whalehead in Historic Corolla!...

Take a step back in time when you visit Whalehead in Historic Corolla! Originally built in the 1920s, this magnificent residence has been restored to its original grandeur and is open for tours year round. Located inside Historic Corolla Park, the museum is situated on 39 acres of pristine waterfront property, and is located in the heart of Historic Corolla.

Open year-round for a variety of tours - choose from various House Programs, Children's Activities and Park Programs that are perfect for all ages! Check our online calendar for exciting events hosted in the beautiful Historic Corolla Park.

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Great history

Great history there, excellent photo area. Wine tastings on the griunds during summer festivals, nice walking area, close to the lighthouse also. Go yearly to area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great history there, excellent photo area. Wine tastings on the griunds during summer festivals, nice walking area, close to the lighthouse also. Go yearly to area.

Thank Terry804
Red Oak, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you love history, architecture, love stories, ghost stories, hunting.....you will love the Whalehead. .. my 10th or 12th visit...and I want to go back

Thank Kathy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with family after Christmas. Three teens and two under 10. Everyone agreed it was a highlight of our trip! Docents were lovely. Tiffany lamps and art nouveau architecture were worth the visit. Would go back again.

Thank Heather C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Whether you're touring during the summer or during the winter, one of the best places to visit at Sunset is the whalehead club. Located on property adjacent to the Currituck Lighthouse, the whalehead club offers wonderful experiences during the summer including classes. In the offseason it is a great place to Simply take a leisurely stroll and most certainly is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We did not go into the house, but enjoyed the grounds. We were lucky as the weather was delightful, and this is just opposite from the Corolla Lighthouse.

Thank Xeuropn
Grapeview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed how the self guided tour was set up. There were IPods set up throughout the house to give information about the various rooms. It must have been amazing to see this house out here when it was first built, since there wasn't much here other than the lighthouse next door. It was also amazing to see the... More 

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Washington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A very good tour for the money. I learned alot and I would recommend this for people interested in history and nature.

Thank lilley2015
Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great story of the President of Pennsylvania Railroad and inventor of the Pullman railway car. Interesting history, beautiful home and for hunters a dream home of hunting. Well preserved, updated and maintained. There is an entry fee.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Well-restored 1920s duck hunting lodge on the north end of the island. Great way to take a break from the beach, learn about the history of the area, and enjoy one of the best settings in the Outer Banks. Tour is well-organized, with tablets in each room that play an audio description, allowing you to go at your own pace.... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We relly enjoyed the house tour. It began with a short talk by one of the guides, and each stop had a recording to play explaining the history of the house. Able to tour at your own pace.

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