History, Culture and Heritage
Interested in maritime history, art history, or Currituck history? Then tour the Whalehead Club Historic House Museum and discover how the Knights played a part in Corolla history. Inside the residence one will be exposed to many aspects of Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts architecture and décor. In the exhibit gallery, visitors can see original documents and photos stretching back to the 1800s. Take the Maritime Heritage Boathouse tour and learn about boats used in Currituck sound, and the methods used by hunters to catch waterfowl in the mid-1800s through the present. The Whalehead Club charges admission fees for tours. Visiting the Museum Gift Shop is always available free of charge during normal business hours. Donations are accepted.
Climb the 214 steps to the top for one of the most beautiful views in all the Outer Banks! Learn how the Lighthouse came to be built in 1876 and how the Keepers operated the Lighthouse and helped to guide many ships through our treacherous waters. Currituck Beach Lighthouse charges admission fees to climb. The grounds and gift shop are open to the public free of charge. Donations are accepted.
Print out our online map and explore the Interpretive Trail. This wonderful trail takes the visitor around the park, down the Nature Boardwalk and through parts of Historic Corolla Village adjacent to the northern park exit. See and read over 20 markers– covering history of the property (the Knights, the Whalehead Club, Solid Rocket Fuel testing, Corolla School House, etc.), as well as Natural Habitats and Wildlife. There is no fee associated with the Interpretive Trail.