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Ghost and Historic Walking Tours

Ocracoke Island is full of interesting history. Walking tours explore some of Ocracoke's most interesting local stories, many never published, but handed down from generation to generation by island natives. Learn some of Ocracoke’s unique island history, hear about hurricanes and shipwrecks. You can enjoy tales of the supernatural and local legends.  Visit the graves of some of Ocracoke's founding families. Tours begin at Village Craftsmen on Howard Street.  252-928-5541

Ocracoke Alive

In addition to various events throughout the year, Ocracoke Alive sponsors two annual festivals, the Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival and the Festival Latino de Ocracoke.  Ocracoke Alive, Inc. is a non-profit with the mission statement: “to enrich the Ocracoke Island community by encouraging and sponsoring cultural, artistic, educational, and environmental activities including the production of plays, musicals, musical events, exhibits, schools, workshops, and festivals.”  252-921-0260

Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

Housed in the turn-of-the-century home of Coast Guard Capt. David Williams, the museum lets visitors glimpse past island life. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the island’s history and cultural heritage.  The museum has photographs, artifacts and exhibits that pertain to island life and culture.  During the summer, OPS hosts free porch talks and museum tours with a variety of islanders sharing their knowledge, stories and history. The museum also offers a mid-week Create-a-Craft program for kids.  252-928-7375

Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum