Things to Do on Ocracoke: Museums

Living, breathing examples of local history and culture are found throughout Ocracoke Island, but for information, including historical, cultural and (a few) speculated facts, consolidated to one place, check out the island’s museums. Housed in historic buildings, the island’s museums and preservation establishments are as much attractions just in their exterior buildings as their interior exhibits are. Discover local tall tales, stories rich with the island’s history and the root that the fishing industry has played in the island’s community through these things to do on Ocracoke. 

Ocracoke Preservation Society and Museum

Museums 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