Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras Island

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The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is a maritime museum that focuses on the maritime history and shipwrecks of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The museum is located in Hatteras Village, the southernmost community on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, and opened in 2002.
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  • This museum was recommended by locals as well as found in the North Carolina Visitor's Guide, and I'm glad we stopped here. It took less than an hour for my hubby and I to go through. It is a nice.....  more
    This museum was recommended by locals as well as found in the North Carolina Visitor's Guide, and I'm glad we stopped here. It took less than an hour for my hubby and I to go through. It is a nice.....  more »
  • records the history of shipwrecks over the past 400 years off hatters nc. very well done. no entrance fee. clean and educational. 
    records the history of shipwrecks over the past 400 years off hatters nc. very well done. no entrance fee. clean and educational.  more »
  • I've heard that they will be expanding this museum, which will be great. There's a lot of reading to do here, so if it's crowded, it's hard to read everything. The exterior of the museum is really.....  more
    I've heard that they will be expanding this museum, which will be great. There's a lot of reading to do here, so if it's crowded, it's hard to read everything. The exterior of the museum is really.....  more »
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  • Honestly. Not my cup of tea. There are some cool relics there but I don't feel like it's worth the price and it's pretty small there. Main lobby then one room with exhibits, mostly from queen Anne. I was super excited but left mildly disappointed. If you're super into Queen Anne's boat you will love this.
  • Definitely worth the visit. FREE admission, lots of history and information. Unique exhibit. I'd recommend donated a couple of dollars in their donation box so they can keep it open and add more to the museum!
  • Great small museum with wonderful displays. There's free parking, and the building's design resembles a ship's core. We entered and the ladies in the lobby were friendly. The giant fresnel lens is the centerpiece of the lobby. The displays in the main room are well researched and easy to navigate. Good displays for children as well. We came back twice and will drop in again.
  • It is a small museum, but it has some very interesting items in its collection. No entry fee, but there is a place for donations. The items from Blackbeard's ship were very interesting. It's always nice to be able to learn new stuff. Be sure to take the time and watch the videos if you are into wrecks and scuba diving. Makes you want to go out and see the actual wrecks. Gift shop had a lot of books, nice selection.
  • Pretty interesting little museum. Things to do for the kids, nice little theatre with a 30 minutes or so collection of a few short videos. They have an Enigma coding device recovered from the nearby waters. Only thing that was strange was the main exhibit hall was kinda hidden, I almost missed it. Once inside, though, out was quite interesting and much larger inside than I thought. Plus you can observe items being preserved by scientists.

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