Things to Do in Corolla, NC: History Centers

Learning about local history is a worthy thing to do in Corolla, NC. Discover Corolla’s history and key pieces of the Outer Banks’ culture at the history centers and sites around town. Hear how the herd of wild horse came to Corolla and evolved over the centuries. Immerse yourself in what life was like for the village’s first established settlers in the 1920s by visiting a historic mansion, a redbrick lighthouse and the surrounding village.

Corolla Wild Horse Museum

History Centers in Corolla, NC
1130 E. Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-8002

Corolla Wild Horse Fund's museum, gift shop and offices are located in Corolla Village. Visit them to discover the fascinating history and legacy of the Banker strain of Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Mustangs were brought to the Outer Banks nearly 500 years ago and their descendants are still with us today, although this hardy, majestic breed is now highly endangered. The whole family can learn about... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Fund's museum, gift shop and offices are located in Corolla Village. Visit... read more

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

History Centers 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

History Centers 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