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Ocracoke Preservation Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Always a good place to visit

We stopped in the late morning, not real busy. always fun to walk trhougha nd see the objects they... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Martha B
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Johnstown, Ohio, United States
Very interesting

We had a little time to spare before catching our ferry to Swan Quarter, so we stopped into this... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
jotirico
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Peoria, Illinois
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“local history”(11 reviews)
“gift shop”(17 reviews)
“old house”(7 reviews)
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A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate.
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All reviews local history gift shop old house shark teeth nice display interesting collection buy tickets free admission period furniture island history on display wealth of knowledge worth a visit no charge short visit rainy day quilt
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We stopped in the late morning, not real busy. always fun to walk trhougha nd see the objects they have collected from times gone by. Good gift shop. I bought a book and so did my husband. His is all about the beach-"How to read...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martha B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Some neat pieces and setup to resemble history of the island. It was a guide yourself around place. Lots of signage to help explain what you were looking at.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank snippychick
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We had a little time to spare before catching our ferry to Swan Quarter, so we stopped into this little museum. It is packed with history of the Ocracoke and surrounding area along with period furnishing and clothing. The staff is friendly and eager to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jotirico
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The amount of information and historical artifacts are incredible! The house has it's own story that has traveled with it around the Island. Don't forget to hit the gift shop and grab some local yuapon tea!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Moparfamily79
Mary B, Assistant Administrator at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks so much for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the museum. Thank you for the support!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Small, but interesting and educational. Kids loved sifting for sharks teeth in the sandbox. There really are a number of teeth in it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This museum has so much to see abs learn. I love the old furnishings and belongings left by the last owner. The photos and information on storms and changes to the island and shoreline was very informative. Loved the native seashell collection. AMD the video...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Crystal L
Mary B, Assistant Administrator at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks Crystal! We are glad you enjoyed the museum. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I like to combine relaxing and sightseeing with learning about the history of an area I am visiting. That said, I highly recommend visiting the Ocrcoke Preservation museum when visiting Ocracoke. Ocracoke Island has a very rich history( including Blackbeard the pirate!) so a short...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dianedarcy63
Mary B, Assistant Administrator at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks DIane! Glad you enjoyed the museum. Hope to see you again soon. We change certain exhibits each year!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

A well assembled history display, very nicely done. The language portion was particularly interesting and sad. Sad that the culture and use of parlance is largely fading away. If you visit the island, this is worth a quick stop. Recommend visiting if you are interested...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank N3525ORjasonh
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum on a rainy day in July. This was our third visit to the museum over the last two years. Love the nautical history and film about the local accent or “brogue”. Our boys (age 9 & 11) were entertained for just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris L
Mary B, Assistant Administrator at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks so much for visiting us again! It is a great idea on a rainy day for sure. Glad to hear that your boys had fun. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is worth a stop. I don't think young children would get much out of this museum but teens and adults will.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ephoist
Mary B, Assistant Administrator at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Glad you enjoyed the museum! We actually have "scavenger hunts" for all ages as well as a sandbox that the kids can dig in for fossils and shark's teeth! Hope to see you again soon!

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