Graveyard of the Atlantic

This museum is named in honor of the Outer Banks’ nickname, Graveyard of the Atlantic, which refers to the thousands of shipwrecks that have occurred on this coast for centuries. Exhibits are dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s coastal and shipwreck history, with emphasis on the years 1524 through 1945. Shipwrecks associated with piracy, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and World Wars I and II are the subject of changing exhibits. The museum has remnants of the earliest known shipwreck found in North Carolina waters, dating to 1650. Programs are offered weekly in season.

Address: 59200 Museum Dr., Hatteras

Phone: 252-986-2995


Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (until 5 p.m. April through September).

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.