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Bald Head Island Lighthouse

Bald Head Island, NC
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88%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Owner description: The last remaining lighthouse on the island offers great views of the coastline.
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Wilmington, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very cool lighthouse with awesome views from the lens room. Tight ascent to the top, but worth the effort. Kids (9,11,13) all loved the adventure. Great opportunity to teach the kids about the history of the Island. Highly recommend this excursion while on Bald Head Island.

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Susan G, Manager at Bald Head Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review of Old Baldy. We love the many opportunities for kids to learn about our area's rich, maritime history. Come back and see us again! More

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the lighthouse and had fun shopping in the store. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We've climbed many lighthouses, and Old Baldy is the first one with wooden steps and a ladder for the last few steps at the top. We thought that was a lot of fun. Definitely recommend going. It's a little pricey to ride over on the ferry, but at this time of year we had no problems. We also rented a... More

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Susan G, Manager at Bald Head Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our lighthouse! It is truly a unique experience with the wooden stairs and ship's ladder into the off set lantern room. Your support goes to preservation of North Carolina's oldest lighthouse. More

Bald Head Island, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Everyone, of all ages should visit this wonderful monument and piece of history of North Carolina and Bald Head Island, NC

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North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you are found with light houses, then here another ancient one you need to visit. I was surprised that it still open but apparently it played a major role in the american history. I just loved it with everything surrounding it

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Huntington, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very nice trip to Bald Head Island, a beautiful place. We came over to the island to see Old Baldy Lighthouse. The lighthouse has been well maintained for its age, I was excited to get to climb to the top. The steps inside are like the ones in your house, but a little steeper. They don't look bad going up... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband and I went to see The Bald Head Island Lighthouse on a spur of the moment trip. We had no problems getting a ride on the ferry (there is a fee). Once we got to the island we did not rent bikes or golf carts, we simply took the walk to the lighthouse itself (it wasn't a bad... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The lighthouse and museum on Bald Head Island are interesting and informative. The history of the island is impressive as is the machinations of the lighthouse itself. The tour is pricey, but you can understand that it is a bit off the beaten path and requires some extra $$ to keep it up in the condition that it is. The... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The current light dates back to 1817 and is certainly a must see if you are a lighthouse lover. Bald Head also boasts a very rich history. If you come "In Season" you better get reservations. That being said it is going to cost you to get here and tour. Current passenger only ferry cost: $24.75 adult, $15.75 youth 3-12.... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very nice day trip to visit the lighthouse and island. The main mode of transportation on the island is golf carts and the rental company does run out of them. It would be best to call ahead and reserve a golf cart.

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