Located in the heart of Corolla, Historic Corolla Park is free and open to the public. The park, which features four unique attractions, offers wide-open green spaces that are great for walking, biking, crabbing, fishing and hosting events of all sizes.
The Park’s most prominent attraction is Whalehead, a 1920s era architectural masterpiece and museum. Take a tour and you’ll get a taste of the rich history of Corolla. On the other side of the park, The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education offers exhibits and outdoor programs designed to help you explore North Carolina’s coastal wildlife, natural history and cultural heritage. Both Whalehead and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education stand in the shadow of the storied Currituck Beach Lighthouse. A must see attraction, climb the 220 steps to the top of this historic beacon for an inspiring view that you will not soon forget. The newest addition to Historic Corolla Park is the Currituck Maritime Museum, a 10,000-square self-interpretive experience that showcases several historic wooden boats, artifacts, and other displays that tell the stories of local businesses and citizens who have lived and worked on the various waterways of the region. Exhibit topics include: restored historical boats, fishing, lifesaving stations, lighthouses, the boat-building industry, decoy carving, weather and more.
Last, but certainly not least, Historic Corolla Park is home to some of the most breathtaking and picturesque sunsets on the Outer Banks. Pack a picnic and experience it for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.