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Address: Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Description: The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.

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A jewel of a lighthouse on the Outer Banks

We got lucky and were able to park in the four or five spaces in front of the lighthouse. Otherwise I guess you would have to find a place away from the spot and walk to it. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Spencer, Indiana
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's part of the beauty of the island, so you should take the 10 min it takes to drive to it and look at it and get back to the center of town. Who can't spare 10 min for all of that.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lighthouse with 4 parking spaces and a 15 minute parking limit. The day we were there, the lighthouse was open and a park ranger was on duty but no one was allowed to climb the stairs. The metal spiral stairs were definitely newer and better than most lighthouses, so not sure why we couldn't go up. Park Ranger was... More 

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Spencer, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We got lucky and were able to park in the four or five spaces in front of the lighthouse. Otherwise I guess you would have to find a place away from the spot and walk to it. The structure was closed to entry at the time of our visit but there is a boardwalk right up to it and it... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

When you like going to see all the lighthouses, you can't miss one. Very nice, well kept, you can only look at it. Can walk up to it but no entrance. Very little parking, you'd best park over at the visitor's center and walk everywhere, or bring your bikes. Ferry is the only way to the island, plan accordingly so... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Happened to be walking by and was told that the lighthouse was open. A nice talk by the park ranger. Can only visit the main level. Can not climb the lighthouse.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It's only takes a short walk to get to the light house. You can't climb it but that might be good if you were brave enough to climb the light house at cape hatteras. It's definitely worth going to see the light house even if you can't climb to the top.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What can you say about a lighthouse you can't climb... It's beautiful and worth the walk out to it. Neat bit of living history.

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Roanoke
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This island has so much history lots to see the light house is unique and beautiful. It makes a great picture despite it being smaller then the other obx light houses it's worth the trip

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Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This quaint lighthouse is a short walk and easily accessible to all ages. The parking is limited but its easily walked too or biked to from anyplace in town.

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MC DONALD
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

There is a wooden walkway from the very small parking area directly to the lighthouse. We rented a golf cart for the day and had a hard time finding a place to park it. The building in front of the lighthouse is a private residence. This lighthouse is not able to be climbed. It is still something to be seen... More 

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Address: Address: Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke

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