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

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Picturesque lighthouse

I visited this lighthouse in July while on a family vacation. I got into lighthouses early this summer, so this was awesome for me to see! This is one of the smallest lighthouses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alex A
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Enola, Pennsylvania
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Enola, Pennsylvania
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210 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this lighthouse in July while on a family vacation. I got into lighthouses early this summer, so this was awesome for me to see! This is one of the smallest lighthouses I have visited, but it is still neat to see. Unfortunately you cannot climb to the top of this lighthouse, but it is still cool if you... More 

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Thank Alex A
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101 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a light house visiting trip...you are not allowed to climb this light house so basically drive up snap your picture and go enjoy the village!

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Thank Barnett19777
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274 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great visit to this historic landmark that still operates at night. A visit doesn't take long but during summer season parking can be very limited. Off season there is no problem and be sure to bring your camera.

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Thank WCUcody
Linville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

If you like lighthouses, you'll like this one. Its small and cute and looks like a lighthouse. Don't spend all day there or you'll miss everything else there is to do!

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Thank Matt W
Florida
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170 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Picturesque area. Well maintained national treasure. Definitely worth the stop. No amenities here and limited 15 minute parking which is sufficient.

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Thank Pamela M
Hoover, Alabama
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This was a very quick stop on our visit to Ocracoke island. The lighthouse is neat to see and photograph, but not open to explore.

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Thank Kurt E
Myersville, Maryland
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The Ocracoke lighthouse is pretty. However, since you're not able to climate, there's not much to do other then look at it for a few minutes. It's a nice quaint stop on the island.

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Thank Kelley P
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This was another stop on our tour. Maybe one day they will be able to fix up this old lighthouse so it will be safe for the public to climb.

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Thank 2froggy4u
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Such a cool light house! Its something like the shortest one on the east coast but still has the original lenses. The lenses were stolen during the Civil War but then retrieved and reinstalled. Only bad thing is that you can't enter it and go up to the top to view the harbor!

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Thank Dee M
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Wonderful little lighthouse right around the bend from Silver Lake in Ocracoke. One of five lighthouses in the Outer Banks from Corolla to Ocracoke.

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