Museums and History

The Outer Banks has several museums that features wildlife education, and cultural history, historic facts, and interactive activities. Roanoke Island provides many historical attractions for the whole family during the next Outer Banks visit. Here's a complete list of museums in the Outer Banks.

Ocracoke Light was built in Hyde County, on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina in 1823 by Massachusetts builder Noah Porter. The lighthouse stands 75 feet tall.

Lighthouse Rd, Ocracoke, NC

The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archives and research library administered by the State Archives of North Carolina and located in Manteo, on historic Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

1 Festival Park Boulevard Manteo, NC

If you wonder about what happened on the Outer Banks after the Roanoke Voyages, discover 400 years of Outer Banks history in the interactive Roanoke Adventure Museum.

Manteo, NC

If you are interested in Outer Banks history, nature, recreation, and family activities, Roanoke Island Festival Park is an ideal choice.

Manteo, NC 27954

Explore Coastal Algonquian culture and history in American Indian Town, an exhibit that’s new to Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Festival Park, Manteo, NC

Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit and Pirate Specialty Shop was established on Ocracoke Island in 1992. The Pirate Specialty Shop offers over one thousand items that relate to piracy.

935 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC

Dedicated to the preservation, advancement and presentation of the maritime history and shipwrecks of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC

Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Island Farm interprets daily life on Roanoke Island in the mid-19th century.

1140 US-64, Manteo, NC

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse on the Manteo Waterfront. The lighthouse is on the Manteo waterfront, on the east side of Roanoke Island.

Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC

The Town of Manteo wraps around Shallowbag Bay on the eastern side of Roanoke Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

407 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC
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