Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center

The Museum “at the end of the road” operates year-round as a museum, educational facility, regional archive, meeting place for the community and a destination for heritage tourism travelers. Core Sound’s heritage of water fowling culture is unlike any on the North Carolina coast. The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center is just a 30-minute drive from Beaufort.


29 min.

Drive Time

20.4 miles

Distance from Hotel
Locals Recommend

“The museum houses the region’s largest collection of decoys (old and new) along with changing exhibitions of workboats, community history, commercial fishing, and wildlife photography. It also offers a stunning view of Cape Lookout Lighthouse.”

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