Most complete U.S. Lifesaving Station site in the nation, with original station built in 1874 and a second station constructed in 1911. Listen to fantastic stories of the heroic feats of our nation`s first storm warriors. See demonstrations of antique style surf rescue cannon and apparatus. See tribute to America`s only all African- American U.S. Lifesaving Station at Pea Island. Predecessors to modern U.S. Coast Guard. Fantastic architecture. Special summer programs and events for the family. Admission charged. Hours: Open mid-April through November. Call for schedule.
Highway 12 in the village of Rodanthe, on Hatteras Island at the MP 39.5
Located on the southern tip of Hatteras Island, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum lets visitors discover maritime history through its artifacts and exhibits. From diving, fishing and life-saving to naval warfare, piracy, and shipwrecks, the museum explores the evolution of oceanic technology and seafaring culture. Notable artifacts include the original 1854 First Order Lens from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and artifacts from Blackbeard`s Queen Anne`s Revenge.
The Frisco Native American Museum is an educational stop where visitors will learn about native cultures of the island as you explore the museum`s many exhibits and nature trails on the museum grounds.