Whalehead Club 2008 Tour Schedule
2008 Tour Descriptions, Hours, and Rates
Year Round Daily Standard Tours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except on observed holidays. Call ahead for holiday schedule at 252-453-9040 ext. 2. The Standard Tour takes about an hour to complete; therefore, it is recommended that you arrive by 4:00 pm if you plan to take the last tour of the day.
Standard Tour: This self-guided tour (audio recording) covers the first two floors where the Knight family lived and an exhibition gallery. The cost is $7 per person with children 8 years old and younger admitted at no charge when accompanied by a paying adult. The Standard Tour takes about an hour and does not require advance reservation.
Search and Find Tour: The Standard Tour with a challenging twist. Appropriate for age 10-13, cost is $7 for an entertaining and educational approach to identifying items found throughout the historic house museum. This tour does not require advance reservation.
The following Specialty Tours are available Mon- Fri with 24 hr. advance reservation.
Docent-Led Standard Tour: 2:00 pm Mon. - Fri. This tour provides the same information as the Standard Tour but affords the opportunity to ask questions, and discuss areas of interest with a knowledgeable guide. It is recommended for age 12 and older and admission is $14 per person. Groups of 15 or more $10 per person.
Behind the Scenes Tours: 3:00 pm Mon. - Fri. This tour is appropriate for ages 13 and older at a cost of $7 per person. The tour covers the third floor servants quarters, the Curator's space, attic, and concludes at the historic boathouse.
Nuts and Bolts of the Whalehead Club: 2:30 pm Mon. - Fri. This tour will be available beginning May 2008 for a cost of $7 per person. It is recommended for those who have no difficulty with stairs and have an interest in learning about the mechanical construction of a 1920's architectural treasure as well as what it takes to maintain the Whalehead Club today.
Children's Art Time: 10:00 am Mon. - Fri. Appropriate for age 2-5 at a cost of $5 per child.
Children's Treasure Hunt: 10:00 am Mon. - Fri. This tour is appropriate for ages 6-9 at a cost of $5 per person. Parents, guardians, older siblings or anyone accompanying a child on the tour will be expected to purchase a ticket. The tour teaches history, art, environmental awareness, geography, navigational skills, and encourages critical thinking and sharing. Each child receives a prize!
Legends, Lore and Ghost Tour: 4:00 pm Mon. - Fri. This popular tour encompasses legend and lore of the Outer Banks with a focus on Corolla Village and the Whalehead Club. This tour is recommended for age 6 and older at a cost of $7 per person.
Moonlight Ghost Tour: May - Aug begins at dark every Thurs. and Sept - Dec begins promptly at 7:30 pm each Thurs. Frequently sold out, call early to reserve your chance to see the house at night and hear spooky tales of the Whalehead Club's past including Lost Pirates, Shipwrecks, Mr. Knight's Smoking Cigar, and much more! The cost is $14 per person and $7 for 8 years old and younger when accompanied by paying adult.
Combo Tours: Standard Audio Tour in combination with a Behind the Scenes, Daylight Ghost Tour, or a Nuts & Bolts of the Whalehead Club on the same day. Available Mon. - Fri. for $12 per person.