A gathering place for heritage and traditions grounded in the natural beauty of Core Sound... a place to experience the people, the place, the community.
Finding your way to “the end of the road” is part of the experience. Enjoy the drive along marshes and creeks, across bridges and through communities as you slow down and feel the community pride that is Down East.
Core Sound events, programs, daily visits, field trips, reunions — all led by community volunteers — are the “people-experiences” that cause folks to return over and over. Core Sound’s welcoming atmosphere is worth the journey!
We offer hands-on demonstrations of decoy carving and quilting, touchable community exhibits, relaxing outdoor experiences and meaningful field trips. Our commitment to education is in everything we do. Come learn!
Join us for a weekend-long celebration in honor of Core Sound's 25th Anniversary. It's sure to be weekend not to be missed!
Join the growing Core Sound family and support programming, education, and more. You make the work of the musuem possible!
Shop a specially curated batch of unique and distinctly North Carolina apparel, gifts, home goods, foods, and more.
Interested in contemporary decoys? How waterfowl decoys are made? See artistic works by top-level competing carvers judged? Or do you have some decoys in the attic and want to know more about them? If so, these events are for you!
“Best in Class!
The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum is outstanding! Well done, and well worth the trip. The location is quite, serene, and offers hours of inspiration."