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!
On the eve of our 25th anniversary, join us in reflecting on this place and celebrating our people. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be sharing vignettes that highlight the life and heritage of Core Sound, what binds us to this place and what attracts hundreds of thousands of travelers to Down East every year.
North Carolina's award-winning string band, The Red Clay Ramblers, return to Carteret County for an exclusive one night event.
One of the highlights of the year, the semi-annual Taste of Core Sound. The evening celebrates traditional Down East home cooking with a full local seafood dinner & wonderful atmosphere in high style complete with music and entertainment. This year's Winter Taste will honor the Decoy Carvers Guild & their vision.
“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."