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History Museum of Carteret County

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Address: 1008 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4143
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+1 252-247-7533
10:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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Carteret history!

If you want to find out about Carteret County this is the place to go. The knowledgeable staff can help answer your questions about the families and culture of this charming... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Dee B
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Museum is in a cute building on Arendell Street in "downtown" Morehead. It has a Clock Tower so you cant miss it. Inside you will find vignettes of Carteret County history, beautiful antique artifacts, and wonderful stories and pictures of the history, including the fishing industry. Every month or so, they change out some of the vignettes, which keeps... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Fun to browse the history and memorabilia that abounds. Intriguing collection and informative staff to fill in the blanks.

Thank Keen M
West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have lived in Morehead city for 20 yrs, and always enjoy visiting to see different exhibits! Love learning new history about it.

Thank Kat E
Jessup, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a home-grown museum, to be sure. It's on the main drag in Morehead City, across the bridge from Outer Banks towns such as Atlantic Beach, Pineknoll Shores and Salter Path. Close to Fort Macon, also. I brought my 11 year old son, my 9 year old niece and my twin three year old boys. The littles were free... More 

Thank crayolabird
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you want to find out about Carteret County this is the place to go. The knowledgeable staff can help answer your questions about the families and culture of this charming county full of interesting history. If they don't know about a particular topic, they will help you find out with their vast resources.

Thank Dee B
Raleigh, United States
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The History Place gives a great glimpse of Carteret County past. But the research and reference library in the back of the building contains the Alexandrian Library of the region...family histories, stories from the past, ghosts of the Atlantic, hurricanes, shipwrecks, Coast Guard employees on horses patrolling the beaches, WWII submarines...and far more are here for your research hours. You... More 

Thank Lawrence A H
Garner, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

My family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. It is not glitzy or glamorous and it doesn't have a lot of buzzers and whistles (except for buzzers and whistles), The museum is not on the level of the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, but the Morehead museum provides a different narrative. The History Place isn't an attraction in itself, but... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

we stopped by and enjoyed the nice exhibition of local naval history. It is always impressive how enthusiasm and some good organization with some exhibits can form a museum like this. A donation and show of a local boat wharf completed that visit. the visit is worth for a family with kids.

Thank Uwe K
Broad Creek, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is a great little museum that centers on the local history of the area. It is a free museum, too. Great way to spend a hour and learn a bit more about Carteret County. The facility also hosts numerous other events, like weddings, craft fairs, meetings, etc.

Thank Sheila M
Havelock, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I stopped by here with a friend and enjoyed the limited number of displays and information available for FREE! There is a gift shop with nice volunteers working the space. Some construction is going on inside for new displays and the auditorium area. There are lots of boxes piled up throughout the hallway and visible in other rooms and offices.... More 

Thank SharonB2

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