By Outer Banks Voice on July 16, 2021
Many years in the making — arguably a few hundred when you consider the archives and artifacts within its walls — the Currituck Maritime Museum is finally open to the public! This 10,000-square-foot, self-interpretive and family-friendly exhibit experience is the latest addition to Historic Corolla’s attractions. When you’re ready to take a day off from the beach, come inside and explore Corolla and Currituck County’s fascinating nautical history and lore.
This beautiful facility is located across from the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, adds to the cultural richness of Historic Corolla Park, which also includes Whalehead and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, helping visitors learn more about the Currituck County’s unique heritage. The museum includes historic boats, artifacts, photographs, and exhibits that tell the story of Currituck’s rich maritime history for both recreation and business. It is currently open Monday through Friday, and admission is free.
“Our way of life in Currituck County has been molded by the waterways that surround us—from our mode of transportation and travel to the recreation activities we enjoy to our livelihoods. It’s always been an important part of our heritage and we’re excited to share those stories.” ~ Chandler Sawyer, Museum Manager