Things to Do in Hatteras: Historic Sites

Hatteras Island has a rich history, and you can learn about it at several Hatteras Island historic sites. Explore these historic sites to learn about Native American culture, life-saving history, war on Hatteras Island, shipwrecks and more is one of the favorite things to do in Hatteras.

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Historic Sites in Hatteras
23645 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-1552

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is the nation’s largest and most complete existing example of the life-saving stations that were built along the Atlantic coast in the late 19th century to attend to shipwrecks and to rescue survivors. The 1874 Station was the first operational U.S. Life-Saving Service station built in North Carolina, serving until 1954. Chicamacomico has been partially restored, thanks to numerous volunteers who... read more

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is the nation’s largest and most complete existing example of the... read more