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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

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Good opportunity to understand local history

We enjoyed visiting this small but well-done museum chronicling the history of the Hatteras coast... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
via mobile
Lots of history

This is a free attraction, you can leave a donation. Lots of interesting exhibits, film you can... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Tim R
Hurricane, West Virginia
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“scavenger hunt”(27 reviews)
“on display”(24 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday

Great museum! Lots of things to see and staff very friendly. Loved actually seeing the Enigma machine, so much history behind it. Great especially on a rainy day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brendaski3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free admission - some nice content regarding ships in battle and famous wrecks but the depth of the content is limited. Best left for s rainy day...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank msuzdak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum seems small from the outside, but it has so many hidden treasures inside! I learned so much from each exhibit that I was glad I went solo so I could take my time and read every word! It has some amazing displays and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank curestupidity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy looking at and reading about ship wrecks, you will like this Museum, the staff are volunteered and very friendly

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank largocarol
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The building is much bigger than the history inside. You start by watching a series of five 20 minute videos if you so choose. The museum is free but encouraged to make a $5.00 donation per person. There are some very interesting artifacts and items...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TakeMeToWV
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this small but well-done museum chronicling the history of the Hatteras coast and lighthouse. It's a long history of shipwrecks and efforts to prevent them. Also displayed were the original giant lens from the lighthouse, artifacts from various shipwrecks over the centuries,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wiffee
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this museum. I particularly liked the pirate info. My husband read EVERYTHING in this museum. We both enjoy history and this was definitely that. Beautiful artifacts. Lots of compelling stories. A must go while in Hatteras!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GMaike80
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is a free attraction, you can leave a donation. Lots of interesting exhibits, film you can watch. Covers a little of civil war on. If you’re a fan of ships or anything related including lighthouses, stop by.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Air conditioning was great. Very interesting place, There Is information about the titanic distress signal Hateras coast guard station received. Evolution of the diving mask and underwater weapons. The building exterior design was beautifully done with wood planks. Museum is right next to ferry.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 830carminel
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is small but pretty cool for military or marine history buffs. I'm a lighthouse lover and was awed when I first walked in by the relic light/lens on display. I gave more than the suggested donation, as places like this are what the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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23 July 2018|
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Response from DianeM564 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been out of the country. Yes, it is handicap accessible.
Kathy S
3 June 2017|
Response from curlytnt | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free but donations are welcome. Our family spent about an hour in the museum. There is a video playing and watching it would add some time onto your visit. We made a day out of it and hit the beach, just across... More
21 September 2015|
Response from Aaron M |
They were most likely referring to the ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke Island.