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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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History and ghost stories!

Woe be it to us that we were there when we couldn't climb the lighthouse, but those days are rare. On our ghost walk, we heard great stories about the light and the surrounding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
ValerieinVB
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Keller, Texas
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It was nice to see and take a picture. There was not really anything else about it. I wish it were open and you could walk inside to the top.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Woe be it to us that we were there when we couldn't climb the lighthouse, but those days are rare. On our ghost walk, we heard great stories about the light and the surrounding neighborhood. Take the tour, highly recommended. Reserve through the Village Craftsman, both Philip and Amy are very very good.

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Louisa, Virginia
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not much to it. Parking for about 5-6 cars, sign says 15 minute parking. Walk up boardwalk pathway to look at lighthouse. Seemed like there may have been a trail behind it (saw ppl back there) but not clearly marked and didn't feel like looking (so hot!). Saw a large turtle scurrying towards the wood line. All in all took... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We walked to the Lighthouse from Blackbeard's Lodge. Was a nice walk, and worth seeing the historical lighthouse

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Cute, bright little lighthouse a short distance from Silver Lake and Teach's Hole. The base is only open for a couple of hours a day, so check ahead if you want to go inside.

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Dayton, Ohio
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You cannot go up in this lighthouse, but it is on a quiet street and lovely to go visit. I enjoyed visiting it and taking pictures of the lighthouse from the bay area.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse is not far from downtown Ocracoke. It is not open for climbing, but is still operational. It is a convenient landmark from downtown.The grounds are attractive and make for a good photo.

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Tryon, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse was closed, so. We were not able to go in, but it's quite accessible via a short Boardwalk. Photo opportunities easily available here, will definitely return and go in.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a quaint little lighthouse and well worth a stop on your visit to Ocracoke. You'll need about 30 minutes to capture a few photos and walk around the lighthouse. A must see if you are on the island!

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Havelock, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We came to ocracoke just to see the lighthouse. Kinda bummed it wasn't open but still took pictures. Only 3 parking spots and 1 handicap spot so it was difficult getting a spot. 15 minute sign posted but not in forced. But unless you're taking a billion pictures, you won't be there for long.

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

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