The two-acre site on Turner Street features six authentically restored buildings, including the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, as well as the Old Burying Grounds nearby on Ann Street.
The NC Maritime Museum on Front Street is one of three state Maritime Museums, with the others in Hatteras and Southport, all with the purpose of preserving, collecting and interpreting coastal life and history.
To learn about the museum, its annual programs and the neighboring Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center where the museum houses boatbuilding courses and more, visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Cape Lookout National Seashore is 56 miles of seashore, accessible only by boat.
The park service has visitor centers on Harkers Island, in Town Hall on Front Street in Beaufort, the Light Station Visitor Center near the lighthouse, the Great Island Cabin Office on South Core Banks, the Long Point Cabin Office on the North Core Banks and the Portsmouth Visitor Center in Portsmouth Village.
Rangers offer programs throughout most of the year. To find out more information, visit www.nps.gov/calo/.
To find out more of what Carteret County has to offer, visit the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority’s website, at www.crystalcoastnc.org.