Things to Do in Corolla, NC: Museums

Corolla hosts key players of local history and culture on the Outer Banks, and the best way to fully appreciate them comes from seeing the town’s attractions and exploring their significance. Things to do in Corolla, NC, include visiting museums, natural habitats and historic buildings. Learn about the Bankers’ strain of wild Spanish mustangs’ history as well as today’s herd. Visit the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and hear tales of the lighthouse keepers and their work to help sailors navigate the Outer Banks’ shoreline. If you want a glimpse of Corolla in the 1920s, Whalehead and the historic village present a majestic illustration of the different lifestyles between visitors and islanders. 

Corolla Wild Horse Museum

Museums 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 Historic 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...read more

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

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Museums 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

Museums 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