Ocracoke Village: Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum


The Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum is located in the David Williams House, built around 1900. The museum displays artifacts retrieved from Fort Ocracoke, historic photographs of the island during World War II, seashells found on the island’s beach, locally carved duck decoys used for hunting, and exhibits depicting life in earlier times on the island. The museum also provides information on the distinct native islander dialect of English, a “brogue” derived from early Scot-Irish settlers. In the summer, the museum staff provides talks on the back porch about the local heritage, traditions, and history of the island.


49 Water Plant Road
P.O. Box 1240
Ocracoke, NC 27960


35.11632441, -75.98518915
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(252) 928-7375

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