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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

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Jeff S wrote a review Sep 2020
Hagerstown, Maryland241 contributions89 helpful votes
This attraction is centered on ship wrecks near the Outer Banks. The organization of exhibits is a little disjointed but if you try you can make sense of it. The Titanic seems a little out of place until you read the fact that the U.S. Weather Bureau Station in Hatteras received a message from the ship. The extraordinary life saving tradition of the Outer Banks citizens is reason enough to visit. Oh and did I mention it is free and is family friendly.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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keithk_nyc wrote a review Sep 2020
new york64 contributions74 helpful votes
How many shipwrecks are in the waters around Cape Hatteras? 500? 5,000? Still don't know. There is no overall narrative, just disjointed exhibits, badly presented. The panels will have you reading them, over and over, scratching your head and wondering if you missed something. There are three panels about the civil-war era fresnel lense in the lighthouse, and you are supposed to read the >center< one first? A panel about a pirate ship and a slave ship right in the middle of a large presentation about another ship called the Queen Anne's Revenge? What do they have to do with each other? Info about the Titanic? The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic and has no association with the Outer Banks. Why is it presented here? The biggest marlin I have ever seen, stuffed and mounted with no explanation - who caught it? When? Was it a record? Why is it significant? It is freakishly big for an Atlantic Marlin - tell me something about it, anything. A typically elliptical panel, on diving equipment: "The US Divers Bathometer, introduced in the early 1960's, was unique in that is had no moving parts. In order to get your depth you read a water column." Oh really? And what does that mean? Does anybody know what that tidbit means? I don't think so. This museum actually made me angry. It was like a bad dream about a museum.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dennis W wrote a review Feb 2020
Severna Park, Maryland507 contributions194 helpful votes
Very interesting video and stories of the 2,000 shipwrecks along the outer banks. Good displays and lots of interesting reading. Perhaps spend an hour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Christi K wrote a review Dec 2019
Nitro, West Virginia18 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a fun little museum. It focused largely on the history of shipping and diving in general and less on the shipwrecks than I was hoping. They have some really neat pieces, including the original light from Hatteras Lighthouse. Close to a beautiful beach. You have to appreciate the free and family oriented atmosphere for families. My favorite part was the series of photographs and stories in the education/film area. It doesn't take long to get through, but, it is definitely worth your time. We were disappointed that the little gift shop was closed.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Joe S wrote a review Oct 2019
Raeford, North Carolina115 contributions15 helpful votes
A great place. Free admission can give donations. Lady at the front desk was nice. Did scavenger hunt with my 6 year old they have. Lot of fun. Will go back
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Date of experience: October 2019
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