The Whalehead Club
Visit a Lighthouse
- Tour the stately 21,000 square foot private retreat of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Knight.
- Admire the elegant Art Nouveau details.
- Learn about the Knights & all it took to run such a home.
Jockey's Ridge State Park
- Choose from Currituck Beach, Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke or Roanoke Marshes.
- Climb to the top of Cape Hatteras or Currituck Beach in season.
- Learn about the fascinating history of these important aids to navigation.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
- Hike the largest active dune system east of the Mississippi River.
- Learn about sand & dune migration.
- Experience breathtaking views of the ocean & sound from atop the dunes.
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Historic Site
- Visit the site where Orville & Wilbur introduced flight to the world.
- See a replica of the 1903 airplane that made it happen.
- Climb the hill to see the granite monument built as a tribute to these two men.
The Lost Colony
- Learn about a notable part of American History & the brave men of the USLSS.
- Hear tales of shipwrecks & heroic rescues.
- Watch a beach apparatus demonstration with a breeches buoy & Lyle gun.
- Tour the 2 stations & outbuildings at the most complete USLSS site in the nation.
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
- See a live performance with music, dance, comedy & incredible costumes.
- Learn the tragic story of Sir Walter Raleigh's ill-fated colonists.
- Watch America's longest running outdoor drama.
- Learn about the dangerous conditions around Cape Hatteras that caused numerous shipwrecks.
- View exhibits about the maritime history of the Outer Banks.
- Discover how technology has aided in the recovery of shipwrecks like the USS Monitor.
- Take a ferry to this remote island, accessible only by boat or airplane.
- See the second oldest operating lighthouse in America, built in 1823.
- Stop by the British Cemetery & learn the tragic fate of HMS Bedfordshire.
- Stroll down historic Howard Street & see what island life was like before paved roads.
Outer Banks Center For Wildlife Education
- Walk amidst acres of beautiful scenery.
- Explore the Knot Garden & the Queen's Rose Garden.
- View the stunning collection of statuary
- See an unparalleled collection of over 250 locally carved decoys.
- Discover the history of the great hunt clubs of the Currituck Sound.
- Learn about the natural history of the environment that makes up Currituck Beach.
- Take advantage of free educational programs.