Street Address
1008 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Mailing Address
1008 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
phone: 252-247-7533
fax: 252-247-2756
Tuesday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Your place to: RESEARCH your family tree, DISCOVER our coastal heritage, ENJOY our programs, BROWSE in our museum store and have a cup of coffee or tea in THE INFUSION CAFE.
Free (Donations gladly accepted)
Gift Shop
Cindi B. Hamilton, Executive Director
phone: 252-247-7533 x101
David Montgomery, Library Director
phone: 252-247-7533 x108


The History Place captures the past of Carteret County through exhibits, displays, programs and publications. Artifacts date to the 1700's. Exhibit gallery, research library, museum store, auditorium, banquet room, conference room and tea room on site.


Our mission statement is: To foster and promote public knowledge of, and interest in, the history and culture of the peoples of Carteret County and related areas through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and documentation of written and tangible artifacts and remains.


Established in 1971 and opened as a museum in 1985. Outgrew previous building and moved downtown to a 12,000 sq foot historic building. Operated by one full time staff and 100 volunteers.

Artifacts Collections

Dates to 1700 and 1800s and are items relavant to Carteret County's history.

Research Collections

Jack Spencer Goodwin Research Libray has more than 8,000 publications, 100 archival boxes of manuscript materials and an extensive picture file.

Educational Programs

We have programs year-round for children and adults.


    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: No


    A bi-monthly newsletter, the History Place Newsletter, and our history journal, the Researcher. In addition we publish four or five books a year.

    • History Place Newsletter
    • the Researcher


    Gift Shop