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Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 09/22/2013, 10/19/2013, 11/16/2013

    Location: Shackleford Banks, NC | Map Fee Information: Ferry Fee Only Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 252-728-2250 ext. 0

Reservations Required.

This guided tour of Shackleford Banks will give you a look into the social behaviors and survival needs of one of the few remaining wild horse herds in the eastern United States.

New! For those who are not able to walk through sand and marsh or hike over dunes, an indoor presentation will be given at the Harkers Island Visitor Center on August 14th.

We are sorry for the inconvenience, but due to an inclement weather forecast, the program scheduled for Saturday, November 17 has changed to an indoor presentation.  See below for time and location.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC.  No reservations required.  Dr. Sue Stuska will provide an armchair look at the  Shackleford Banks horses, their social behaviors and survival needs.

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