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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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Historical Landmark

Always a cool attraction to check. Unique, but not as cool as the Currituck light house or other light houses on the OBX.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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Lumberton, North Carolina
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Walk to the lighthouse but can't go in. The area is very quiet and there is not too much information about it. It is surrounded by private residences.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Ocracoke Island is a very small island with a lot of history. You do not need a car to get around, bikes & golf carts work just fine. You must see the Ocracoke Lighthouse while on the island.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. It's the oldest working lighthouse in North Carolina and the second in the nation. You can't climb it due to safety reasons but the lighthouse itself and the grounds are well worth the visit.

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Asheville, NC
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Closed and very little parking. The lighthouse is in a very attractive setting. We were disappointed we couldn't climb to the top. No one was on the premises. There is very little parking and the neighbors were not friendly.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Always a cool attraction to check. Unique, but not as cool as the Currituck light house or other light houses on the OBX.

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Seattle
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Very interesting light on an island with lots of historical significance. Nicely groomed grounds and always a photo-op.

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Robersonville, Nc
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It was a nice lighthouse visit. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nice boardwalk, it is a short visit. Took some pictures and then off to tour the Island.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you are a visitor to the Outer Banks, it is a cool thing to do...visiting all the lighthouses you can at least once. Ocracoke should definitely be on the list. Parking is limited in terms of space & time so you are better off parking elsewhere and walking or biking to the lighthouse.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Definitely, the highlight of any visit to Ocracoke Island, NC. The small, but beautiful, light is among the oldest in the country. Grounds are well kept and the lighthouse is visible from most areas of the village.

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Not sure what draws us to lighthouses, nostalgia maybe. Really love Ocracoke Island. Nothing special about this particular lighthouse--just another one to see along the way.

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