From the mainland to the sound to the Outer Banks, Currituck County has a rich maritime history, and the Currituck Maritime Museum in Corolla honors and interprets it. The 10,000-square-foot opened in July 2021 with exhibit topics that include restored historic boats and the boat-building industry, fishing, hunting, decoy carving, lifesaving stations, weather and more. The self-guided experience includes exhibits, historic boats, photographs, videos, artifacts and other displays that paint the picture of commercial and recreational lifestyles in which boats are of the utmost importance. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. You'll find it in Historic Corolla Park, right across from Currituck Beach Lighthouse.