“Preserving Maritime history”
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is a public, non-profit, educational institution. It is part of the North Carolina Maritime Museum System within the State History Museums, Division of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation, advancement and presentation of the maritime history and shipwrecks of the North Carolina Outer Banks from the earliest periods of exploration and/or colonization to the present day, with particular emphasis on the period from 1524 to 1945. The Museum preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets its collections for the benefit of the general public and specialized audiences. The Museum serves its diverse audiences in order to inspire appreciation, encourage discovery, and promote an active, responsible understanding of the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks in itself and in relation to that of the United States and the broader history of seafaring.
I guess I expected a little more polished of a museum? The artifacts were cool but it almost seemed like a kid's class project, albeit with giant relics. They could have done so much more with this but I guess funding probably isn't available. Sad ... could be amazing!
It's definately worth the stop -- lots of interesting items. Be sure to see the video -- it was on the other side of the building from the exhibit.
Worth the trip great spot to spend to get out of mid day sun.
There’s a reason for all the lighthouses on the Outer Banks… These waters were and still are some tricky business for mariners. Today, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum tells the maritime history and the more adventurous can free-dive the coast for shipwrecks like the Pocahontas Shipwreck.
Really neat stuff!
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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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