Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 59158 Coast Guard Road, Hatteras; www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com or (252) 986-2996. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Sept. 2 (with occasional early closings on slow days). After Labor Day, call to check hours.
Getting there: Take state Route 12 south along North Carolina's Outer Banks, past the ferry docks. Museum is on the left at the end of Hatteras Island. Or, take the ferry from Cedar Island to Ocracoke Island (2.25 hours, reservations at 800-856-0343) or from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke (2.5 hours, reservations at 800-773-1094), and then from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island (40 minutes, free ferry, information at 800-345-1665). Ferry schedule: www.ncferry.org.