A gathering place for the heritage and traditions of Core Sound — a place to experience the people, place, & 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!
Our goal is for the museum to never suffer the damage, disruption and heartache of this storm again. And we believe our members, supporters and community will help. Make a pledge or gift today to help us reach our goal by May 1.
Join the family and support programming, education, and more. Your membership makes the work of the museum possible! Thank you for helping to preserve the living heritage and traditions of Core Sound.
Shop a specially curated batch of unique and distinctly North Carolina apparel, gifts, home goods, foods, and more. Visit our new Morehead City Store (806 Arendell St) while the museum is undergoing restoration.
Help us kick off the spring season at 806 Arendell with DIY skiff bird feeders on the porch Monday, April 22, from 10am—2pm.
Help us kick off the spring season at 806 Arendell. The Core Sound Quilters will be on the porch working on their 2019 quilt. Join us!
Help us kick off the spring season at 806 Arendell Street. Join some of Core Sound’s best carvers on the porch Wednesday, April 24 from 10am - 2pm.
Help us kick off the spring season at 806 Arendell Street with a week of porch talks. Join writer Deborah VanDyken and illustrator Susan Mason for a book signing and reading of The Little Turkle at 2pm on Thursday, April 25.
Help us kick off the spring season at 806 Arendell Street with a week of porch talks. Bring the kids for story time with Miss Teresa on Friday, April 26 at 10:30am.
“This contest was organized as a fun event and to show different styles of working decoys from across the country. So team up and get a rig together for the most fun rig contest in the country. Good luck to all!” -- Bob Sutton
Annual summer time shrimp fry and bake sale return. The perfect stop off on your way to the Cape.
“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."