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!
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