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History Museum of Carteret County

1008 Arendell Street

Business Description

The History Museum of Carteret County in Morehead City makes history fun! This unique landmark contains artifacts that date back to the early 1800s. Maintained by the Carteret County Historical Society, this informative museum offers special events, educational programs and a collection of artifacts that reflects the culture and heritage of the Crystal Coast. You’ll find award-winning carved decoys from the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, an array of family quilts and much more, all at the History Museum of Carteret County.

Take a tour of the 12,000-square foot museum, browse the memorabilia and displays, and then take a minute to look up your ancestors in the library. After you’ve taken your tour, stop by the Tea Room and Infusion Café.


This educational attraction is located in the heart of downtown Morehead City and houses:

  • Carteret County Museum
  • Jack Spencer Goodwin Research Library
  • Museum Store
  • Les A. Ewen Auditorium/Learning Center
  • “Red Room” (conference room)


Admission: Free

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and on the first Saturday of each month


Be sure to view more Emerald Isle attractions near your vacation rental.

History Museum of Carteret County