Ocracoke Island

Discovered in the early 1500s, first established as a port in 1715, and officially recognized as a town in 1753, Ocracoke Island has had a colorful history. In the island was declared a “national historic district” by the US Department of the Interior. During the revolutionary and Civil Wars, Ocracoke Inlet was a popular blockade running location for the rebel armies and at one time, had a fort located on its southernmost point. In the early 1700s, the notorious pirate Edward Teach-better known as Blackbeard, used Ocracoke Inlet to launch attacks on unsuspecting mariners. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit many of the sites that make up Ocracoke’s unique history-including the lighthouse, village, museum, and much more!