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Bald Head Island Lighthouse

Bald Head Island, NC
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: The last remaining lighthouse on the island offers great views of the coastline.
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Zionville, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

While visiting Bald Head Island we planned on touring the light house. This would have been our first lighthouse visit ever, to our assumed ignorance there was a $6 per person charge to climb the lighthouse. We did not pay to walk up to the top we admired from the ground. Unsure if most lighthouses charge to do so; guess... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

BHI is an unique place with much to do, and Old Baldy is top of the list. For less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks you can gain entry into the historic lighthouse center which includes a small but very informative museum about the island and the lighthouse as well as access to the lighthouse itself. The climb up... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

100+ steps to the top via a narrow staircase. Best time is probably early morning as it gets quite stuffy especially at the top. Worth the climb for the spectacular view! Went with another family + kids. The 6 yr olds were troopers all the way up and down.

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My Aunt and Uncle got married at BHI in 2012, and while my family and I were there we decided to climb to the top of the lighthouse; it was one my favorite things we did while on the island! The view from the top is amazing- I took so many pictures I ran out of storage on my memory... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Bald Head Island and the lighthouse are well worth the trip. Climb the lighthouse early before the heat of the day as there isn't much air flow inside. Amazing views of the island.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We decided to come up to Bald Head Island on our boat for an afternoon and visit the lighthouse. It costs $20 to more the boat at the Yacht Club and 5 minutes to get to the attraction. It was a pretty good spot and had a little museum house in the old light keeper's house. The lighthouse dates from... More

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McLean, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I loved climbing the light house because it has a great view of the island and I could see the ocean. I am a kid and I loved how you can see and learn about this lighthouse. My family always calls it old baldy. I love driving in our golf cart and seeing this amazing sight

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Old Baldy is a well known light in the area. Have to take a ferry to access the island, no cars allowed. Can rent golf carts or bikes, but is a short walk from the ferry landing. Grounds very nice. Very little signage, map was somewhat confusing; just look up and follow the light! Tower is open at times, but... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The history is fascinating! And the 360 degree view is worth every step including the last 10 on the ladder to get to the very top. Just do it. Great way to get your bearings on the island and see which direction you want to go.

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dallas, texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After finding out I would be making a trip to Bald Head Island, I told myself if I only had time to do one thing, it would be to visit Old Baldy. It was well worth it. The staff that work at the lighthouse a very knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse and the island itself. The climb is... More

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