Things to Do on Ocracoke: Historic Sites

From pirate antics to legends of old lighthouse keepers and tales of shipwrecks and early natives, history runs through Ocracoke Island. The old stories and cultural influences are immortalized in the things to do on Ocracoke in the island’s historic sites and attractions. Explore a nature preserve that served as Blackbeard’s hangout before his demise. Step onto English soil when you visit a graveyard. Check out the state’s second-oldest lighthouse. Explore the ghost town remaining on a deserted island. Almost everywhere you turn on Ocracoke Island, there’s history to encounter!

Ocracoke Preservation Society and Museum

Historic Sites in Ocracoke
49 Water Plant Road, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the island’s history and cultural heritage and to protecting its environment. Housed in the turn-of-the-century home of Coast Guard Capt. David Williams, the museum lets visitors glimpse island life in the early to mid-1900s. Many of the architectural elements are intact, and a bedroom, living room and... read more

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is... read more