The Outer Banks we know and love today was formed and characterized by its vast history. To assist you in gaining a better appreciation of this history, numerous Outer Banks history centers populate the area. You can visit and climb up lighthouses to learn how these stately structures saved the lives of sailors who navigated through treacherous shoals. Hike through the state park, Jockey’s Ridge, to interact with the world’s largest living sand dune and absorb the beautiful world around you. Stop by visitors’ centers to pick up some maps and brochures that might explain historical significance of the area you’re traveling to. And, of course, you won’t want to miss the museums on the Outer Banks, which can give you a taste of what life was like on the beach in the past few centuries. Then, there is the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo that is the local repository of pictures, books, magazines and more that tell the story of our shores. Browse through the below listing of Outer Banks history centers and get ready to embrace your inner scholar!
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