The North Carolina Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Carolina Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Cameron Art Museum

    South Metro | Museum/Gallery

    Formerly known as the St. John's Museum of Art, the Cameron, 4 miles south of downtown, is dedicated to the fine arts and crafts of North Carolina...Read More

  • 2. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

    Museum/Gallery

    Fort Raleigh is a restoration of the original 1584–90 earthworks that mark the beginning of English-colonial history in America. The site has...Read More

  • 3. North Carolina Maritime Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    An exhibit about the infamous pirate Blackbeard includes artifacts recovered from the discovery of his flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, near...Read More

  • 4. Tryon Palace

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This elegant reconstructed 1770 Georgian building was the colonial capitol and originally the home of Royal Governor William Tryon. The palace...Read More

  • 5. Wright Brothers National Memorial

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the most popular photo sites on the Outer Banks, 5 miles south of Kitty Hawk, this 60-foot granite airplane's tail stands as a tribute...Read More

  • 6. Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens

    Downtown | Garden/Arboretum

    The colonial Georgian-style house General Cornwallis used as his headquarters in 1781 was built in 1771 on the foundations of a jail. After...Read More

  • 7. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Trace the natural, cultural, and social history of the lower Cape Fear region from its beginnings to the present in the oldest continuously...Read More

  • 8. Jockey's Ridge State Park

    Museum/Gallery

    The 420 acres of this park encompass the tallest sand dune system on the East Coast (about 80 to 100 feet). Walk along the 384-foot boardwalk...Read More

  • 9. Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

    Ocracoke Village | House/Mansion/Villa

    Run by the local preservation society, the museum is located in a restored American Foursquare house built more than 100 years ago. It was moved...Read More

  • 10. Roanoke Island Festival Park

    Museum/Gallery

    This multifunctional attraction sits on the waterfront in Manteo. Costumed interpreters conduct tours of the 69-foot ship Elizabeth II, a...Read More

  • 11. Zebulon Latimer House

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Built in 1852 in the Italianate Revival style, this home museum, with 600 Victorian items in its collection, is a reminder of opulent antebellum...Read More

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