Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras Island

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  • Although the building is quite large, there was not as much inside as i expected. Given most of the displays have a lot to read, if you are looking to be entertained, then this is not the place for yo...  more »
  • Located at the tip of Hatteras. It's pretty neat if you are here to run in and see. There isn't a whole lot to view. One cool thing is to walk out to the ocean here and see where the island ends and t...  more »
  • We are also a family with little kids so it made it hard to read & pay attention like we would've liked at the museum. We loved the information about the Titanic, had never heard of that before or if ...  more »
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  • Pretty nice little museum. It has a lobby area , an education room and one main museum room. If you're in the area I would definitely suggest stopping I wouldn't travel 100 miles to see it or anything but it's worth the stop. They do a little scavenger hunt sheet for kids to keep them occupied while you're reading the information. It's also free admission with the suggestion of the donation. Stop by and support the museum.
  • I was underwhelmed. The museum is free (donations encouraged) but even for free, I expected more. I thought maybe there would be information about pirate ships, ancient ships, ships sunk by storms and hurricanes. It is mostly about the USS Monitor from the Civil War and ships sunk by U-boats in WWII. There is a LOT of reading and very little hands-on demonstrations. I think most kids would be bored.
  • Interesting artifacts and good readings. Not enough history about pirates that would bring more people to visit!
  • Nice museum. kinda small
  • I visited the museum last week and have to agree with the experiences others had that, all in all, this was a pretty slack show. The Good News: While there's not much to see as in "shipwrecks" there's a whole lot of everything else, maritime wise. Very interesting & I stayed nearly an hour and a half. The Bad News (IMO): It was too dark. Good grief! I could hardly read some of the graphics, and there was so MUCH text. There was an old, musty smell as well. A lot of the signage was faded, torn or damaged and simply showing it's age. IMO: This is an interesting building with lots of cool stuff & stories to tell. In a perfect world, I'd gut it & upgrade the exhibits to 21st century standards. I think it might have the potential to be a destination of choice instead of simply being a place to hang out on a rainy day. (Maybe a shuttle over to the ferry staging area to entice more folks to come?) Finally: I tried to strike up a little conversation in the gift shop only to be met with someone who wasn't very approachable. Really a cool place, but too many negatives. I hope the right people see the value of this museum and will bring it up to speed.