More than 2,000 shipwrecks sunk off the Coast of North Carolina in what’s called the Graveyard of the Atlantic. With all that history floating around, it was only natural to build a museum to honor and preserve the maritime culture of the Outer Banks. A state-of-the-art structure, the year round museum houses and displays artifacts, and presents a variety of exhibits and interprets the rich maritime culture that includes war, piracy, ghost ships and more. Artifacts include thoseex from the USS Monitor, which sank 16 miles off the Hatteras coast. The lobby features the stunning and original, 1854, First Order Lens from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Current hibits include those on piracy and the Civil War on Hatteras Island.
Lee Robinson’s Store is a sheer delight to shop for its atmosphere, goods and beautiful, old time look. The original store opened in 1948. A replica was built in the 1990’s. It features a wonderful, wide front porch and wood floors. The general store stocks everything you need for a grand vacation including an array of fine wines. They offer groceries including gourmet items as well as fudge and glass-bottled Coca Colas.
Shop for books, magazines, hats, sweatshirts and T’s, boogie boards, jewelry, and gifts found in the upstairs gift gallery. Stock up on necessary vacation and beach items including sunscreen.
Tool around the village on a bike you’ve rented here, or stock up on snacks and drinks for your ferry ride to Ocracoke Island or your next beach excursion or fishing trip! This is a must see shop for the feeling it evokes alone.
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