The Whalehead Club is a restored 1920s residence now operating as a historic house museum. With the architecture and design centering heavily around Art Nouveau the museum boasts many original furnishings and decorative items including Tiffany lamps, Louis Majorelle furnishings, and Royal Copenhagen figurines.
The Whalehead Club has been restored to its original splendor, including the copper roof, matchstick or “corduroy” wall coverings, and cork flooring. We offer several different tours encompassing the history of the house, the Knights and their servants, as well as maritime history, local history, and the architecture and operations of this 21,000 square foot, five floor home.
The Whalehead Club is located inside Currituck Heritage Park, in the heart of Corolla, NC. Inside the park you will also find the Currituck Beach Lighthouse which was completed in 1875 and is open for climbing, as well as the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education which boasts an 8,000 gallon aquarium, wonderful exhibits, and many classes and activities for the whole family.
Located on 39 acres of pristine sound-front property Currituck Heritage Park has much to offer its visitors and patrons. With plenty of open space for kite flying or picnicking, it’s perfect for a family gathering. Crabbing, fishing and use of the public boat ramp are permitted inside the park as long as proper state licensing guidelines are met. Leashed pets (per County law) are welcome in the park. You will also find a marvelous interpretive trail that guides you through the park explaining the rich natural history as well as information about the Whalehead Club.