Ocracoke Preservation Society

Greetings from Ocracoke Island and OPS

Ocracoke Island is open to all now but unfortunately, like so many other businesses here, OPS is not open yet. North Carolina is currently in Phase 2 of the Covid-19 crisis which means we fall under the restrictions that include museums. As much as we would like to be open, we will continue to abide by the current guidelines for opening. Therefore, we do not have a concrete projected opening date. We hope that visitors to the island will understand our stance on this important issue and that those that do choose to come to the island will be respectful and considerate of our situation here as it is quite unique. Many are still recovering from Hurricane Dorian which devastated our precious island and now are in the midst of the virus crisis.

Meanwhile, take an opportunity to see what is new in the OPS Gift Shop this season and revisit our merchandise we feature each year. You can make your purchases online and we will ship them out to you!  It is easy to keep supporting OPS with your purchases and donations. This will ensure that we are here and ready for your return!

Thank you so much for your concern, best wishes and continued support…We can’t begin to express our appreciation at this difficult time for all of us!



The new quilt of our annual raffle is complete and it is beautiful! Thank you to the Ocracoke Needle and Thread Club for again making an heirloom quality traditional quilt for OPS.

Get your raffle tickets today!




Looking for an update on the Island Inn?

Look here!

Our Odd Fellows Lodge Project is ongoing with many different phases of work coming up.

Keep looking out for our fundraising efforts in 2019 and beyond.



You can support OPS by donating, purchasing items from our gift shop, becoming a member of the Ocracoke Preservation Society, or all of the above! Give us a call at 252-928-7375 or e-mail us at [email protected], we’d love to hear from you!

Ocracoke Preservation Society
49 Water Plant Rd.
PO Box 1240
Ocracoke, NC 27960

Click here to easily donate to OPS. Thank you for your support!





The Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Ocracoke Island’s rich historical and cultural heritage.

Our museum houses a collection of Ocracoke historical items, a research library, special exhibits that change each year, and a gift shop. The museum is open from mid-March through mid-December.

OPS organizes events throughout the year, including summer porch talks, children’s events, festivals, art auctions, a Wassail party, a winter historical house tour and more!