Are you brave enough for a ghost tour of Ocracoke?
Ocracoke Island is saturated with history. From colonial times, through civil and international wars, and finally through the establishment of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the boom in tourism, Ocracoke has maintained a distinctive and fascinating island character.
And with a history as long as ours, there are bound to be a few ghosts. This walking tour explores some of Ocracoke’s most interesting local stories, many never published, but handed down from generation to generation by island natives.
You will learn some of our unique island history, hear about harrowing hurricanes and shipwrecks, listen to tales of the supernatural & creepy local legends, and visit the graves of some of Ocracoke’s founding families.
Your tour guide will be:
Philip Howard (long-time collector of island stories who traces his ancestry back eight generations to William Howard, Blackbeard’s quartermaster & colonial owner of Ocracoke Island),
Amy Howard (native islander and keeper of Ocracoke oral traditions), or
David Tweedie (storyteller and fiddler with Ocracoke’s Molasses Creek band)
We offer one of two distinct tours. (Check local notices or call for information (252-928-6300 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) about which tour is offered for the current week.)
Tours begin at Village Craftsmen on Howard Street, are about 1 1/2 miles long, and take approximately 90 minutes. Each tour includes an introductory history of Ocracoke Island.
Tour Schedule (subject to change due to weather or other circumstances)
Please call 252-928-6300 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for information and reservations. Our tours are very popular, and spaces are limited. Please call early to check availability.
On-Season — Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.