Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center welcomes you to come visit with them “at the end of the road” where Core Sound traditions are lived and shared every day throughout the year. Programs, events, special guests and dedicated volunteers will make sure your time with us is meaningful and you will leave eager to return.

At the heart of Core Sound Museum & Heritage Center is the Main Gallery, home to a permanent collection of life and culture, past, fowl present, and future, in Down East Carteret County.

Walk-Ins Welcome

  • Suggested Donation for Admission $5.00
  • Students & Children Free


Images provided by the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center.

Drive Time
30 min.
Distance from Hotel
20.6 miles
Waterfowl Museum with carvings, pictures and chairs

Locals Recommend

“This museum will give you a true taste of local “Down East” culture. It pays tribute to the local pastime of duck hunting with a substantial collection of local decoys & such, has a very impactful display of hurricane history of the region and other local history.  It really is quite fascinating, and you will leave feeling like you understand the local culture.”

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Attraction Details

Need to Know

  • Family-Friendly
  • Rainy Day Activity
  • Free Admission
  • Donations Appreciated
  • Free Parking
  • Groups Welcome

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