Please excuse the mess! As we at the museum prepare for our upcoming renovations, the deinstallation of exhibits will begin to take place. For now, our hours are the same as always: open Monday-Saturday, 10-4. This month we will be closed for Veteran’s Day on the 11th, and the 24-25th for the... See More

Please excuse the mess! As we at the museum prepare for our upcoming renovations, the deinstallation of exhibits will begin to take place. For now... See More

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A number of unique artifacts are on display at the museum as part of the new WWII exhibit. This includes an escape vest and goggles that were recovered from U-85, the first U-boat sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic. Four U-boats were sunk during the war off the Outer Banks as well as 86... See More

A number of unique artifacts are on display at the museum as part of the new WWII exhibit. This includes an escape vest and goggles that were... See More

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On November 29, 1877, the first annual report of the U.S. Lifesaving Service was submitted in published form to the Secretary of the Treasury. The U.S. Lifesaving Service began operating in North Carolina in 1874. By 1905, twenty nine stations dotted the North Carolina coastline. Image shows... See More

On November 29, 1877, the first annual report of the U.S. Lifesaving Service was submitted in published form to the Secretary of the Treasury. The... See More

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The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: Part One in a Six Part Series
“Flashing bright against night skies, lighthouses captivate the imaginations of humankind. Towering above a flat landscape with an expansive view of the Carolina heavens, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is one of the most famous of... See More

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: Part One in a Six Part Series
“Flashing bright against night skies, lighthouses captivate the imaginations of... See More

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