Whalehead in Historic Corolla Tours

Tour Pricing

Restored in 1992 to its original glory, the Whalehead is open for tours. Inside, you’ll see Mrs. Knight’s Steinway piano and petite Art Nouveau “grandmother” clock, as well as many elite-at-the-time amenities including original Tiffany glass sconces, corduroy walls, cork flooring, Otis elevator and a a cast-iron safe within an ornate, marble-topped sideboard. Please note, there are no refunds on specialty guided tours.


Ages: 0-5, free

Ages: 6-12, $5

Ages: 13-54, $7

Ages: 55+, $5

Active Military, $5

For reservations, call 252-453-9040, or visit us at 1100 Club Road, Corolla, NC 27927

Candlelight Tours 2019

The Whalehead Christmas Candlelight Tour dates are Nov. 29th, 30th, December 6th, 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st.  The cost of the tour is $20 and the start time is 5:30.  Due to the popularity of this tour, advanced reservations are required.  Please call 252-453-9040 to reserve your spot.  Tours are non-refundable.

Legends, Lore and Ghost Tours

Legends, Lore and Ghost Tours are held Wednesdays at 7 pm. Dates for the Tours are June 10, 17, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26. The cost is $15.00 per person and there are no refunds. Space is limited and advance reservations are recommended. Tours are complete in about an hour and are not recommended for children under 10.
For reservations, call 252-453-9040, or visit us at 1100 Club Road, Corolla, NC 27927

Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind the Scenes Tours will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am, beginning June 6th. Learn about how Whalehead was built, the people who lived and worked here and see some of the areas not on our regular tour – the third floor, attic and the Boathouse.  The tour is approximately 90 minutes and appropriate for ages 10 and up. Advance reservations are necessary as space is limited.  Cost is $20 per person and is not refundable. Call 252 453 9040 to make your reservation.

The Joan’s Way Tour

The Joan’s Way Tour for children takes place every Thursday starting June 25th through August 13th, 2020 from 3pm to 4pm and the cost is $5.00.   The children’s tour is limited to 30 children. “Joan’s Way” is named for the daughter of the Whalehead owner’s valet, Mr. Starkey. “Joan” takes children on a tour of the mansion describing what life was like when she was a child there in the 1920s. At the end of the tour, children will make a keepsake to take home. This tour is appropriate for ages 6 – 12. Please call 252-453-9040 to make your reservation.


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Operating Hours


*Open for special call-in tours – 252-453-9040

Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (May 27 thru November 25)
Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm