Built in 1873, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse is the northernmost lighthouse on the Outer Banks. It's open for climbing from late March through Thanksgiving weekend, with a free climb each year on its birthday on December 1. Visitors of all ages can climb the 220 steps for a panoramic view o…

This educational facility explores coastal North Carolina‚Äôs wildlife, natural history and heritage. Run by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the center offers both indoor and outdoor attractions, including a fish tank, a decoy collection and a maritime history collection. Fre…

Whalehead is a restored 1920s Art Nouveau-style residence that is now open to the public for tours. This architectural treasure was built by Edward Collins Knight, Jr. and his wife, Marie Louise Lebel Bonat Knight, who shared a passion for waterfowl hunting. They built the 21,000-square-foot…