You are here

Northern Outer Banks Treasure: Currituck Heritage Park


The Currituck Heritage Park is a must-see for any visitor to the Outer Banks! On the grounds of this park, visitors can see The Whalehead Club,  climb to the top of the Currituck Lighthouse and learn about the local wildlife at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education.

The Whalehead Club was originally built by the Knights as a hunting club in the 1920s. You can tour the restored residence and learn about the history of Corolla while you're at it! To continue learning, head over the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. This free exhibit is wonderful for everyone in your family! The Center offers exhibits on the history of Corolla’s wildlife as well as an 8,000-gallon fish tank where you can see what lies beneath the waters of Currituck Sound. 

After you have made your way through the 22,000 square foot building, sign up for one of the many classes they offer throughout the year. They offer things like Archery for the kids, kayaking, and fishing lure making. Finally, it's time to head over to the Currituck Lighthouse. Here you can climb the 214 steps to the top and see amazing panoramic views of Corolla! In addition to the 3 buildings, the park also offers a variety of events throughout the year. You can expect something for every holiday and weekly events during the summer including a local wine tasting every Wednesday. The fun doesn't stop there! Your family can take some line and learn to crab or use the boat ramp to launch a boat, kayak or canoe for exploring sound-side! All of the communities in Corolla are close to the centrally located Heritage Park. However, those who stay in Corolla Light have the closes access- many houses are within walking distance!