Frisco Native America Museum

Outer Banks

Showcasing historic artifacts about the original inhabitants of the Outer Banks. Collectors' items come from all over the USA and include everything from masks and woven baskets to rare headdresses, instruments and tribal police badges.

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1. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

4.95 MILES

Exhibits about shipwrecks, piracy and salvaged cargo are highlights at this maritime museum at the end of the road. There have been more than 2000…

2. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

5.51 MILES

Extending some 70 miles from south of Nags Head to the south end of Ocracoke Island, this fragile necklace of islands remains blissfully free from…

3. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse


At 193ft (or 198ft to the lighting rod), this striking black-and-white-striped edifice is one of North Carolina's most iconic images. The first version of…

4. Ocracoke Pony Pen

15.17 MILES

From the National Park Service's observation deck, you can catch views of Ocracoke's formerly 'wild' ponies, which have been penned in here since the late…

5. Ocracoke Beach

20.57 MILES

Dolphins are commonly spotted on Ocracoke's gorgeous, undeveloped 16-mile stretch of sandy beach. Swimmers should be aware of rip currents. Find parking…

6. David Williams House Museum

21.95 MILES

Built at the turn of the 20th century, this was the home of Captain David Williams and his family and is a good example of how those in Ocracoke lived 100…

7. Ocracoke Lighthouse

22.22 MILES

Built in 1823, this is the oldest lighthouse still operating in North Carolina, though it cannot be climbed. The walls are 5ft thick and the non-rotating…