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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go every year to the lighthouse to get some good family photos. This year my husband and two of our children (1 was too short) climbed the lighthouse and took photos of the amazing view. They have a little museum set up to show the history of the lighthouse and tell about the moving of the lighthouse to its new location. Very beautiful lighthouse and the kids enjoyed the climb. Not much for younger kids to do and they become bored very easily.

Thank Kenny N
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This is as small museum that appears to operate solely on donations. It had a handful of exhibits, all of which were very informative. There was a scavenger hunt to keep kids engaged with a small reward for completing it. This was a great place to spend an hour or so on a rainy day.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This was a very nice little museum, they did a great job telling several stories of the sea, all of which were local, that informed you and helped you understand what an important nautical crossroads the Cape is going back 500 years. Don't come here expecting expensive A/V multimedia exhibits - its a free museum. But if you are even slightly interested in coastal NC history, or seaborne history at all, I guarantee you will learn something in this museum. A surprising number of rare artifacts, including a few traveling exhibits. They even have a little scavenger hunt for the kids for a prize - wonderful little place, well run! Take an intermission from the museum and go stroll on the beach just a few hundred feet from the main entrance.

3  Thank kedalion1
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A surprising jewel nearly hidden at the tip of Hatteras Island is worth your time to spend at least 30 minutes in this free-to-all nautical museum. Great and rare finds from shipwrecks off-the-coast of the Carolinas and other eastern seaboard territories. A fascinating look at the Civil War era "Monitor," plus artifacts and rare photos of the HMS Titanic are just a couple of the shipwreck gems included in your self-guided tour. Perhaps the crowning jewel is the French prism from the original Cape Hatteras lighthouse visible as you enter the museum, along with a complete history of this beautiful prism. Donations can be made during your visit to aid in the further restoration of hundreds of rare artifacts and documents. An educational and fun adventure for children and adults from 7 to 107.

1  Thank dlltre
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This museum houses several themes: main focal point is the battle of man against the sea, but there is also a small section about piracy and the way the Bankers used to make their living.
We stumbled upon it but were glad to have visited it.

Thank Monique E
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