Few places in the nation are as rich in American history as the Outer Banks. From the first attempted English settlement to where the Wright Brothers made history with their first flight, the Outer Banks is much more than a premium beach vacation spot. Atlantic Realty is delighted to offer travelers a wide range of Outer Banks vacation rentals with a lot of bang for your buck.
Many of our vacation homes and condos have premium amenities like full kitchens, private pools, theater rooms, and way more space than a hotel room could ever provide. Our Fun ‘N Sun Perks Pass lets guests enjoy complimentary activities and local discounts. Whether your heart desires a luxurious oceanfront property or an affordable condo rental, we have the perfect Outer Banks rental for you.
12 Places Overflowing With Outer Banks History
- Civil War Trail: Learn about the rich Outer Banks Civil War history on this self-guided trail of historical sites.
- Elizabethan Gardens: Explore lovely gardens as authentic to the Elizabethan period as possible.
- Cape Hatteras National Seashore: the dangerous waters of the Outer Banks are called the Graveyard of the Atlantic, where over 600 shipwrecks have tragically claimed many lives throughout history. Shipwrecks are now rare today, but storms can uncover the remains of past shipwrecks along the Outer Banks beaches.
- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: Visit the lighthouse that has protected some of the most dangerous waters on the Atlantic Coast.
- Chicamacomico Life-saving Station Historic Site: Learn about the history of the North Carolina US Life-Saving Service/US Coast Guard at this historic site in the Outer Banks.
- Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center: Explore the nature trails, artifacts, and exhibits that tell the story of the original people who inhabited Hatteras Island.
- Island Farm: Experience the living history of people who lived in the Outer Banks during the 1850s.
- Fort Raleigh National Historic Site: Learn about the first attempted English Colony that mysteriously disappeared, the cultural heritage of Native Americans, and the Freedmen’s Colony established for formerly enslaved people. This is also where you can enjoy America’s second longest running outdoor drama – The Lost Colony.
- The Pea Island Cookhouse Museum: Learn about one of the most highly awarded rescue crews in the nation which was skillfully ran by an all-Black crew.
- Roanoke Island Maritime Museum: Explore the rich Outer Banks’ maritime history.
- Roanoke Island Festival Park: Immerse yourself in living history through the Settlement Site, the Elizabeth II ship, the American Indian Town, and the Roanoke Adventure Museum.
- Wright Brothers National Memorial: Visit where the Wright Brothers made history with their first flight off the shores of the Outer Banks.