Village Craftsmen on Howard Street offers an extensive selection of quality American-made handcrafts.
Our gallery features pottery, glass, jewelry, kitchen items, musical instruments, ships-in-bottles, wrought iron, bells, boxes, soaps, accessories, kaleidoscopes, lamps & lampshades, prints, copperware, pewter items, tiles and more.
Catering to islanders and visitors since 1970, Village Craftsmen is owned by Philip Howard, direct descendant of William Howard, last colonial owner of Ocracoke Island, and one-time quartermaster to Blackbeard the pirate.
As you walk, bike, or drive to Village Craftsmen on historic Howard Street, a one-lane, unpaved road shaded by the largest live oaks on the island, you will pass several nineteenth-century cottages constructed from timbers of ships that wrecked here more than a century ago.
Numerous family graves along Howard Street remind us of the island’s colorful 300-year history.
Your visit to Village Craftsmen will be a highlight of your visit to Ocracoke Island.
Around Creek stop twelve – Village Craftsmen
Running time: 1:37 – Size: 1.2 MB
Down Point stop eleven – Old Quawk
Running time: 5:27 – Size: 3.9 MB
Village Craftsmen/Old Quawk is stop twelve on the Around Creek audio tour and stop eleven on the Down Point audio tour. Both tours are narrated by Philip Howard and Lou Ann Homan. To start at the beginning, go to the audio tour page.