• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Field Trips

Bringing your class to Cape Hatteras National Seashore can be a rewarding experience and careful planning helps make a successful visit.

Ranger-led programs are available at the Cape Hatteras Light Station and the Ocracoke Visitor Center.

Lighthouse tours for school groups may be available at the Bodie Island Light Station and the Cape Hatteras Light Station.
 
ranger and pirates
Ranger with a schoolgroup
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Did You Know?

Ocracoke Inlet was one of the most heavily traveled inlets in the 1700s.

In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern. It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.