Things to Do on Ocracoke: History Centers

History lives and breathes throughout the Ocracoke things to do: in the old homes and buildings, in family names, at nature preserves … you get the idea. For a wealth of information that can be gleaned from one location, check out the island’s history centers. With preserved artifacts on display and exhibits that share the tales of early generations of Ocracoke’s settlers and the island’s development, these places offer visitors an interactive way to discover the island. 

Ocracoke Preservation Society and Museum

History Centers 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