Morehead City


With its famous boat-to-table seafood restaurants, Morehead City is one of two state ports in North Carolina and its fishing fleet brings the waterfront to life each afternoon. Morehead City is a true demonstrator of coastal flair. It is an ever-growing community with the busy state port as its cornerstone, where military ships and freighters, from all over the world, can be seen coming and going at any time of day.

At the downtown waterfront, visitors and residents enjoy fresh seafood and other fine foods at well-known and award-winning restaurants. Art galleries, gift shops and other offerings make Morehead City a resident and visitor’s paradise. However, recent pushes to revitalize the downtown district has set an even higher horizon for the burgeoning coastal town.

Enjoy an evening cruise, spend the day fishing or if you’re looking for more adventure, Morehead City’s dive shops invite you to explore the waters of the Crystal Coast. The Crystal Coast has been rated as one of the best dive destinations in the United States.

In the fall, Morehad City is all the buzz with Ferris wheels, amusement rides, live music and all the seafood you can handle during the North Carolina Seafood Festival, held annually during the first weekend in October. For more details, please visit

The History Place

The History Place, located in Morehead City, is the perfect place to learn the history of the Crysal Coast. Take a self-guided tour at your own pace and discover exhibits of Native American artifacts, award-winning decoys, vintage clothing, coastal artwork, military memorabilia and much more. See the carriage on display that our very own Emeline Pigott rode in when she was captured. Ms. Pigott’s famous petticoat carried more items of importance than can be put in a modern day suitcase! The museum library carries a variety of books and gifts for all ages. For more information, please call 252.247.7533.

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