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The early morning sun shines on the exterior of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, North Carolina.

There’s always something happening at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum!

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum offers programming year round for people of all ages. Daily offerings include a family- and youth-friendly scavenger hunt that has visitors searching for objects throughout the Museum and receiving a special surprise for their efforts. The Museum also introduces a new exhibit annually that features a guide families can follow to enhance their experience.

Programming from mid-May through September includes our Salty Dawg Series held every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Presenters celebrate all things coastal to include seafood cooking, history and culture talks on the Civil War and WWII, maritime art and music, fishing history and life-saving stories, and even local language.

On Wednesdays at 10:30 mid-May through September, youth and families participate in Maritime Crafts while learning snippets of local history. Families have made their own mail-able vacation postcards, finger puppets, and sailor’s valentines. Each month features a new craft.

From mid-May through mid-November on Wednesday afternoons Drew Pullen presents the popular Civil War on Hatteras Island talks at 2:30, and Fridays find Sam Green in the Museum demonstrating the art of creating canvas-backed decoys from 12:30 until 4 p.m. His beautiful decoys are available for sale in our Museum store.

Special events include Sea Story time in April, our Underwater Heritage Symposium also in April, British War Graves ceremonies in May, History Teas in April, September and November and our gala, Holiday at the Museum in December.

Our programs are free unless otherwise noted. See our Calendar of Events for specific information.