Located on Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina,
the Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center is
a non-profit educational foundation created for the purpose of
preserving Native American artifacts, art, and culture.
Housed in a building with a 100 years of history, the Frisco
Native American Museum & Natural History Center contains a
nationally recognized collection of Native American artifacts,
exhibits, and natural history displays.
Galleries filled with native art wind through the facility
and include information on Native Americans across the United
States as well as artifacts from the first inhabitants of
Hatteras Island. Local finds include a dug-out canoe discovered
on museum property as well as items recovered from the site of
East Carolina University's archaeological dig at Buxton Village.
In addition to traditional exhibits and tours, the museum's
activities also include Native American workshops, Scout badge
work, school science projects, natural history programs,
Native American studies, programs for the visually impaired,
senior citizen seminars, and special events such as the Annual
Inter-Tribal Powwow, a traditional, inter-tribal celebration
with emphasis on the sharing of cultures and the opportunity to
gather on ancestral grounds, and living history weekend
with more than 40 learning activities for all ages.
Handicap Accessibility: Site is partially
accessible. The museum nature trail includes special provisions
for visually impaired persons.
Nearest Major Town/City: Manteo, NC
Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
One Visitors Center Circle
Manteo, NC 27954
Toll-Free: (800) 446-6262
Fax: (252) 473-5777
the Programs Major
Program Areas: Native America, Eco-tourism Education Resources: