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Children’s Tours

Advance reservations are required for all tours other than the Audio Interpretation Tour. For additional information or to make a reservation, call 252.453.9040 ext. 226.

Discovering Winnie the Pooh

$6 per person, Recommended for ages 3-6 years- Please call for reservations

Winnie the Pooh and historic Whalehead are the same age—91! And even though both the old house and Pooh are now entering their 10th decade, both are just as interesting and unusual as they were almost a century ago. Discovering Pooh is a program for our youngest guests and features a discussion about the origins of “the silly old bear” as well as a story time. If all Pooh’s friends are very good, there is usually a sweet treat at the end of the session, for we all know how much Mr. Pooh bear loves his treats!

Let’s Talk Tiffany, Stained Glass Project

$12 per person Recommended for ages 7-12 years- Please call for reservations

Louis Comfort Tiffany had tremendous influence over the interior design elements of the early 20th century in this country. Some of his rare and fine work is on display in Whalehead. After a brief discussion about Tiffany and his contributions to American design, participants create a glass masterwork using tumbled glass to make a mosaic tile. By playing with various colors and properties of glass, young people can begin to feel and see the craftsmanship involved in glass artistry. And who knows? Maybe the next great Tiffany is going to be found among our young artists.

Kaleidoscope Magic

$6 per person, Recommended for ages 3-6 years- Please call for reservations

The interior of Whalehead is enhanced by the magnificent lighting of Louis Comfort Tiffany, one of the finest of all American glass artisans. Mr. Tiffany firmly believed that anything which could be drawn or painted, could also be created in glass. After seeing Tiffany’s work in the house, our young artisans will have the chance to play with tumbled glass and pick out pieces to use in the construction of their very own kaleidoscope. And who ever said learning couldn’t be fun?

Mystery of the Old House

$12 per person, Recommended for ages 7-12 years-Please call for reservations

The super sleuthing duo Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys were both published during the Knights era of the beautiful Whalehead (1920’s and 30’s). This program involves reading and problem solving to discover the answer to the Whalehead mystery. Bring your best Sherlock Holmes deductive reasoning skills and meet us at the old house– where the mystery awaits…

Frogsodders Family Adventure

 $15 per person- Please call for reservations

Frogsodders is an entirely different activity for families. The goal of Frogsodders is to share with our many visitors the fascinating and amazing history of the local area. There are two components to Frogsodders; the first will examine where the original Corolla Village was and what it was like to live on the Northern Outer Banks before modern conveniences. The second component will allow families the opportunity to become history detectives and explore the techniques of archeologists on cultural and maritime dig sites. Join us for a fun and educational morning.
Sponsored by Whalehead Preservation Trust, Outer Banks Conservationists and Coastal Studies Institute.