Welcome to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum!

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of the thousands of shipwrecks that rest in the waters off North Carolina’s coast and is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s coastal and shipwreck history.

The museum is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed Saturdays, Sundays and most state holidays.

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated and directly support museum operations.

We kindly ask our guests to leave food, beverages, and pets behind when they visit.

The museum is one of three sites that comprise the North Carolina Maritime Museum System. The other two are the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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