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Rediscover the Past: The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Reopens

Celebrate the Transformation of a Local Landmark with New Exhibits and Interactive Displays

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Rediscover the Past: The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Reopens

As a local real estate agent, I am thrilled to share the exciting news about one of our community’s treasured landmarks. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum has reopened after an extensive renovation, and it promises to be an even more captivating destination for history enthusiasts and curious visitors alike.

A Grand Reopening Celebration

On Thursday, May 16, the museum marked the completion of its renovation with a joyous ribbon-cutting ceremony. This event celebrated years of hard work and dedication to preserving our maritime heritage.

Enhanced Exhibits and Interactive Displays

While the museum’s 7,000-square-foot footprint remains the same, the interior has been completely transformed. The redesigned space allows for a dynamic rotation of exhibits, effectively doubling the number of artifacts on display each year. Visitors can now look forward to new and interactive exhibits every six months, showcasing treasures from the museum’s extensive collection.

Notable Highlights of the Renovation

Several key features make the museum’s transformation truly remarkable:

  • Redesigned Welcome Desk: A fresh and inviting entry point for all visitors.
  • Engaging Video Displays: These displays complement authentic artifacts, providing an immersive experience.
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Fresnel Lens: The original first-order Fresnel lens has a new home, requiring specialized care to move and reinstall, highlighting the museum’s dedication to authenticity and preservation.

A Fresh Experience for All

Even seasoned visitors were amazed at how the museum felt brand new during the reopening event. The revitalized gallery space breathes new life into the rich maritime history that defines our region.

Plan Your Visit

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, with donations appreciated to support museum operations.

For more information on upcoming summer events and additional museum details, be sure to visit their website at

Embrace Local History

This summer, take the opportunity to reconnect with our local history and explore the fascinating stories preserved at the newly reopened Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. It’s yet another reason why living in the Outer Banks is so special.

Rediscover our past and be a part of our community’s rich maritime heritage by visiting the museum today.

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