Operation Bumblebee was the U.S. Navy's secret guided missile testing program that operated on Topsail Island from 1946-1948.
Topsail Island is a 26 mile long barrier island located off the coast of sunny North Carolina. Its warm waters, mild temperatures and rich history make it a prime vacation destination.
From 1630 to 1720 pirates plundered merchant ships traveling up and down the Atlantic. This exhibit features 10 notorious pirates, including the infamous Blackbeard.