The Outer Banks is rich in history, from the early explorers who first set foot on its shores 400 years ago to the groundbreaking first flight that launched modern aviation. Every community has a story and a resonant heritage, and as a result, the Outer Banks is home to a number of locally and nationally renowned museums honoring the area's unique stories, culture and landmarks.
Talk about getting lost in a store! Edith’s Gallery, located in Central Square, features five rooms stuffed with antiques and vintage items and lots of cool “junque.” There’s wonderful finds to be had at this eclectic shop, and an antique lover can easily spend hours looking. Nearly every corner, every shelf, every glass case, every inch of the floor has something interesting. Edith’s sells costume and vintage jewelry, furniture, vintage clothing, children’s toys, magazines, baskets, rugs, dishware, mirrors, old kitchen implements, art, pottery and glassware. There’s a large collection of vintage children’s books and an entire room of knick-knacks. Opened in 2001 by Outer Banks artist Edith Deitgen, the store reflects old Nags Head and there’s always a local gem among the vast inventory. Of course, like all good antique stores, every week offers something different