November 30, 2018
Ocracoke Preservation Society Announces
2018 Holiday Historic Homes Tour
historic cottages will be open for viewing on Sunday, December 9, 2018
in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Ocracoke Village Local Shopping Day
Ocracoke, North Carolina – December 1, 2018 – Please join Ocracoke
Preservation Society on Sunday, December 9, 2018 for this fun holiday
tradition. With generous permission from the homeowners, OPS will
highlight a special selection of homes in Ocracoke’s National Historic
This year's tour features six cottages on Silver Lake Drive in the
historic Windmill Point area, and includes one of the oldest surviving
Begin at the Lonnie Burrus
home (c. 1934), now known as Chadwick South. This charming cottage and
its mirror image, Bebe’s, (the Celia and Enoch Sylvester Tolson house
c. 1933, the second stop on the Homes Tour), are examples of the
popular bungalow-style Ocracoke home.
The youngest house on the tour is the rustic Summer Cottage, built in
1960 on part of the Barksdale property. Next is Serendipity, the c.
1888 Bragg-Tolson house, with classic cedar shake siding and a rare
front cross-gable. Even older is the Kugler Cottage, which is believed
to have been built in the mid-1800’s and moved to its location with the
perfect sunset views in 1915. Lastly is the Meeker Cottage, built in
the late 40’s from materials salvaged from the c. WWII Navy base on
The homes will be decked out in their holiday best, and will be open to
view from 3–5pm. There’ll be refreshments, too! Parking is limited;
Hyde County will offer free tram service from the NPS parking lot to
the Historic Homes Tour area.
Purchase or reserve your tickets for this event at the OPS Museum in
person, or by calling 252-928-7375. Ticket prices are $15 for
non-members, $10 for OPS members, and $5 for children. Ticket sales
benefit Ocracoke Preservation Society.
Also on December 9th: shop local! Nine unique Ocracoke businesses –
Over the Moon, Island Artworks, Village Craftsmen, Ride the Wind,
Pirates Chest, Mermaid’s Folly, Island Ragpicker, Books To Be Red, and
the OPS Museum Gift Shop – will be open from Noon–4pm. Bring your
purchases to the OPS Museum where the Ocracoke School 1st and 2nd
graders will wrap your gifts as a special fundraiser.
OPS: The Ocracoke Preservation Society is a 501c-3 non-profit,
community-based organization dedicated to the preservation of Ocracoke
Island’s rich historical and cultural heritage.