''Most of the museum is still apparently under construction. The main attraction here is the full Fresnel lens on display. Since only a portion of the museum is open, it takes about 30 minutes to go through it. The admission is free....''
''The best breakfast and the nicest people on the beach. We visit every year and will be back next year. In fact, we usually rent our house each year based on the location of it to the pier. Looking forward to next year....''
''You cannot visit Corolla without making a tour of the lighthouse and grounds. It's a great family outing, but can become crowded in season. The guides only allow less than 10 people at a time to tour the lighthouse. Best time to visit is right after a rain storm...it's deserted!...''
''Along with the informative film presentation and displays depicting the story of the famed ''Lost Colony of Roanoke Island,'' my family and I were intrigued as we discovered the story of the other ''lost'' colony. In 1862, escaped enslaved Africans sought the recently liberated from the Confederacy island as a refuge of freedom. They established their own colony that was to be a model used throughout the South of how former Black slaves were to transition in to a viable and self-sufficient peo...''
''I believe it's free to tour this facility. It's geared toward adults with beach conservation etc. but it has a nice walk-through display on local flora and fauna for the kids to enjoy. The gift shop is nicely stocked....''
''This was one of the places that was on my ''Must See'' list. It did not disappoint. The stories of the rescues were very interesting and seeing the house and the kitchen building like it would have been back then was a lot of fun. We did not get to tour the original 1874 station because it was damaged from a lightning strike. I definitely recommend visiting if you're going to the Outer Banks....''
''A small museum, run by locals that love the island and want you to love it too. Ocracoke is a quaint place to visit but it surpassed being just a beach trip when I learned about the people and events that made Ocracoke what it is today. Museum offered ''Back Porch'' talks that were sometimes informational and often fun. The week we were there they offered storytelling two days with storytellers attending Donald Davis' National Storytelling Workshop....''
''We had a lot of fun here! The musuem was very interesting and educational. There were many exhibits on the colonists and the Native Americans they encountered. There were also presentations about the lighthouses, the Freedman's Colony, lifesaving stations and the waterfowl of the area. Many of the exhibits were hands on-in one part there were colonial costumes that you could try on, for kids and adults. There were maps and displays, guns and tents and a general store set. They also had a film ab...''
Not Rated 0 ReviewsThe Lost Colony 1409 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
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