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Beautiful old Hut Club

My grandparents both worked at this club "back in the day". They would be thrilled to see that it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Knotts Island, North Carolina
Must see stop

Toured this gem of a site today. It's a self-guided tour that isn't too long, but informative and... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
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Take a step back in time when you visit Whalehead in Historic Corolla! Originally built in the 1920s, this magnificent residence has been restored to its original grandeur and is open for tours year round. Located inside Historic Corolla Park, the...more
1100 Club Way, Corolla, NC 27927
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My grandparents both worked at this club "back in the day". They would be thrilled to see that it has been restored to it's former glory.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TinaB86
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Toured this gem of a site today. It's a self-guided tour that isn't too long, but informative and wonderful nonetheless. It's amazing to see the foresight that was present while constructing this home. Beautiful inside and out. I'm so glad we visited this stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amysk85
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We visited the grounds around the Whalehead in early November. It is a beautiful view of the sound and takes you back to a simpler time, imagining staying here during the heyday of the Whalehead.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jay S
Reviewed 25 October 2018

I have seen this lovely, historic mansion go from disrepair and abandonment to a jewel filled with the history or a bygone era. Don't miss an opportunity to visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cricketeers
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Self guided tour. There are 13 stations where you listen to a recording. There are stairs to navigate. $10 to tour. Beautiful place, very interesting. Grounds and views were super. Interesting bit of history to the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon the Whalehead Club when visiting the Currituck Lighthouse and visiting it became the highlight of our cloudy, non-beach day. Other than the man on the porch giving you directions for your self-guided tour being just a little too authoritative, this place is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We did not tour the club but went back to whalehead just to walk around and take some photos. I love this place for a picnic and for the view.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RandJAsheville
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We had a really nice time at Whalehead. There is a lot of interesting history and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. Some people were walking the grounds with their dogs. The workers said you can make the tour as slow or fast as you want...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank faubel16
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This historic estate has had many lives and the self guided tour you can take tells you about all of it. But the real story is about the Knight family and what can be accomplished with inherited wealth. This home, which is magnificent, sits on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank retiree2
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

A series of reviews have been created for our OBX trip that covers October 6, 2018 to October 13, 2018. Make a trip to Carols when at the OBX. A Charming historic town. This home is in a great setting with beautiful views of water,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 May 2018|
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Response from NualaH915 | Reviewed this property |
Whalehead House - 1100 Club Road, Corolla, NC, 27927. Corolla Lighthouse is close by at 1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927
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Response from suekas | Reviewed this property |
It's free to walk the grounds which are beautiful but also worth taking the house tour if time permits. It's educational and fun!
25 July 2017|
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Response from spiritedconscience | Reviewed this property |
We watched a couple guys catching large blue crabs at the pier while we were walking the grounds! They showed our kids how to measure them. Very interesting!