Heritage & Museums

Learn More About Our Storied Shores

Visitors looking for insight, inspiration and a deeper understanding of North Carolina's barrier islands are in for a treat. The Brunswick Islands are a showcase of rich history and vibrant culture dating back more than 250 years.

Tour and climb to the tops of both the state's oldest lighthouse, Old Baldy, and Oak Island Lighthouse, the last lighthouse built in the state. Visit the ruins of Brunswick Town that date back to colonial times. Be amazed by natural history and life-size replicas of marine animals at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Hear tales of nautical adventures and learn about the maritime history of the area at the NC Maritime Museum. Learn how nature and science collide with interactive exhibits at the Ingram Planetarium. We've got so many stories to tell and so many ways you can discover which ones will be your favorites.

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