Things to Do in Corolla, NC: Historic Sites

Corolla drips with history, and practically every attraction in the town has historic and cultural significance. The history has been preserved, and you can find it flourishing throughout town at various historic sites and at other things to do in Corolla, NC. Imagine early sailors navigating the shoreline as you check out the lighthouse illuminating the night. Stroll around the grounds of a Victorian estate for a glimpse into what life was like on the Outer Banks in the 1920s. See the wild horses in their natural habitats, the herd that originated from the mustangs early Spanish colonists brought the Corolla. In a place like this, the imagination is inspired and encouraged to run free.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Historic Sites in Corolla, NC
1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-4939

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the Historic Corolla Village. Visitors to this Outer Banks attraction can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks. Inside the lighthouse, at the base and on the first two landings, there are museum-quality lighthouse exhibits. On...read more

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the Historic Corolla Village. Visitors to this Outer...read more

Whalehead

Historic Sites in Corolla, NC
1100 Club Road, Historic Corolla, Corolla
(252) 453-9040

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed in bold yellow and striking copper, stands on a vast green lawn bordering the Currituck Sound. At first sight of the more than 21,000-square-foot Art Nouveau home, so out of place in the Outer Banks landscape, it’s immediately apparent that it has an intriguing past and a fascinating story to...read more

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed...read more