Whalehead in Historic Corolla, Corolla

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Whalehead in Historic Corolla is located in Corolla. To visit Whalehead in Historic Corolla on your trip to Corolla, use our Corolla trip itinerary maker.
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  • Historic home was one of the first in the area. Imported massive building supplies and furnishings from Europe and other places. They have recorded guided tours via IPods, of which I'm not usually fan...  read more »
  • The house is huge and has a very storied history with a lot of military value over the years. The park is lighted and has walking paths along the bay and a pedestrian bridge that crosses an inlet. Wal...  read more »
  • The Whalehead Inn takes about an hour to tour - with self guidance - and is truly an eye opener to the wealth of the 20's. It's definitely a worthwhile visit! 
  • A fantastic spot to take family pictures. It's also a neat park to walk around with families. We take our young kids here to feed birds and run around. The kiddos also love to watch locals catch crabs in the sallow water.
  • Our family visited the Whalehead Club on 06/11/2016. The house was absolutely breathtaking, Frank greeted us with open arms and was very friendly.... However we had the unfortunate run in with Sarah, the "host." After paying for the self guided tour, Sarah showed us where to start first. As we were walking out the door towards the first exhibit, someone in our group had pointed to the iphones they had attached to speakers and said "Wow, how cool." Sarah snapped back and said with a very abrasive offensive tone, "DONT TALK." One of our family members has dark attributes (dark skin, black hair), and Sarah made sure after telling this family member not to talk, to keep tabs on where she was, even got upset that she did not want to wait on other people to join the group. She singled this family member out and was very abrasive. The kids had a scavenger hunt they were given by Frank (who was really a sweet gentleman). An older member of our family had said wow cool kids, you found all of the items on the scavenger hunt, and mentioned that it looked like fun and she should of done one too. When Sarah heard her, she snapped at her and said THEY ARE ONLY FOR KIDS and said give me all the pencils back now, there should be three, and she made sure she counted ALL the pencils upon gathering them.... Maybe we just rubbed her the wrong way? I'm not sure why she felt so offended by us. We weren't obnoxious, the children respond with yes ma'am, and say please and thank you. Nobody was loud, touching things or yelling... My fiance and I heard they did weddings, and thought it would be a good place to check out. After that experience, we will not be back...
  • Did not take the tour, but enjoyed walking around the exterior and reading the signs that provided a background on the building and island. Absolutely beautiful home.
  • Lot's of fun information if you take the tour. You don't actually need to take the tour to walk the grounds or sit on the back porch. This is a great place for sunset photo's.
  • A lovely and interesting way to spend a couple of hours! The house is lovely and the effort spent to restore it and create the self-guided audio tour is inspiring. Kudos to all those involved. The facts presented in the tour were captivating....loved the part about James Bond! I want to return with friends and also to try the "ghost tour!"
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