Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
PO Box 399
53536 Highway 12 Frisco, NC 27936

FAX 252.995.4030

About the Site

Located on Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center is a non-profit educational foundation created for the purpose of preserving Native American artifacts, art, and culture.

Housed in a building with a 100 years of history, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center contains a nationally recognized collection of Native American artifacts, exhibits, and natural history displays.

Galleries filled with native art wind through the facility and include information on Native Americans across the United States as well as artifacts from the first inhabitants of Hatteras Island. Local finds include a dug-out canoe discovered on museum property as well as items recovered from the site of East Carolina University's archaeological dig at Buxton Village.

In addition to traditional exhibits and tours, the museum's activities also include Native American workshops, Scout badge work, school science projects, Native American studies, programs for the visually impaired, senior citizen seminars, and special events such as the Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow, a traditional, inter-tribal celebration with emphasis on the sharing of cultures and the opportunity to gather on ancestral grounds.

    Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 Am - 5 PM.
    Admission Fees: Individuals $5; Families $15; Seniors $3
    Discounts: AAA, AARP

About the Facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Picnic facilities (reservations)
  • Free parking
  • Audio/visual presentation
  • Motorcoach parking
  • Exhibits
  • Nature trails
  • Historic structures
  • Handicap Accessibility: Site is partially accessible. The museum nature trail includes special provisions for visually impaired persons.

    Nearest Major Town/City: Manteo, NC

    For Visitor Information:

      Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
      One Visitors Center Circle
      Manteo, NC 27954
      Toll-Free: (800) 446-6262
      Fax: (252) 473-5777

    About the Programs

    Major Program Areas: Native America, Eco-tourism

    Education Resources:
  • Guided tours
  • On-site interpretive activities
  • Living History events
  • Staff interpreters
  • Off-site interpreters
  • Museum gallery tours
  • Self-guided exhibits
  • Hands-on activities
  • Classroom resources (workbooks, A/V, etc.)
  • Materials via web site
  • School Tour Requirements:
    • No maximum group size limit
    • Reservations required
    • $2.50/individual
    • Can customize to need
    • Curriculum-based tours if requested, Pre-K - 12.

    Education Coordinator: Joyce Bornfriend