Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

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Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

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  • Seasons - mid-March through early December; by appointment other times


  • 49 Water Plant Road

    Ocracoke,   NC   27960-0491


The Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS) is located in a 100-year-old house originally owned by Captain David Williams, the first keeper of the Ocracoke U.S. Coast Guard Station. In the museum, OPS offers visitors a glimpse of what life was like in earlier times through displays, artifacts and historic photographs.

From mid-June through mid-August, museum staff and volunteers offer a variety of programs including museum tours, kid crafts and Porch Talks. Each program brings in island residents and/or local experts to share information about the history, culture and heritage of Ocracoke Island in fun and interactive ways. Other special events are scheduled throughout the year.

On site is a museum gift shop featuring many locally-made items. Visiting the museum is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

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49 Water Plant Road
Ocracoke NC 27960-0491


Latitude: 35° 7' 0.2562" / Longitude: -75° 59' 5.2224"

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