Whalehead Museum from Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Set on 39 pristine acres along the Currituck Sound in Historic Corolla, Outer Banks, North Carolina, the Whalehead is a beautifully restored 1920s-era Art Nouveau-style mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

With its bold yellow paint, copper roof, and mahogany doors, the Whalehead invites you to explore a fascinating period in Outer Banks history. Nearly every inch of the home has been carefully restored to the way it looked when Edward Collings Knight Jr. and his wife, Marie Louise, first opened the doors as a lavish hunting retreat in 1925.

Whalehead Museum from Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Panorama from Currituck Beach Lighthouse

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina, is open to visitors, who can climb the 220 steps to the top for unparalleled views of the Whalehead in Historic Corolla, the Currituck Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Panorama from Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head

Jennette’s Pier is one of the longest running attractions on the Outer Banks, North Carolina although seasoned vacationers would have trouble recognizing the original 1939 structure. After taking a severe battering by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the pier was revitalized into the modern structure it is today, with a fantastic on-site educational center, seasonal programs for visitors of all ages, and of course, some pretty spectacular fishing off the 1,000 foot long pier.

Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head