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Ocracoke Lighthouse

Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a quiet short visit but pleasant. Easy to find and nice to see. You could not go inside but there was a nice plaque with the story to read outside.

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Zanesville, Ohio
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143 reviews 143 reviews
44 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My friends wanted to take the ferry over to Ocracoke to see the lighthouse. Coming from Nags Head, this turned into an all day trip. The ferry ride was free. We opted to not climb the lighthouse, just to take pictures. The area does not provide a lot of parking.

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Abilene, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Easy to see, but don't fret if you don't have a chance to visit. Walkway leading to but so many people standing around that it is often hard to get a decent picture. Just buy a postcard.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We've been coming to the Outer Banks for 17 years now and have never been to this part....so this year we decided to go. We wanted to see the lighthouse as we have seen many. We had our 4 kids with us ,and my in-laws in a separate car. Finding the lighthouse was nice ...cute little streets. We got to... More

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liberty, nc
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This lighthouse is one of my NC favorites. It is such a pretty site and beautifully maintained area. This is a must see when you are in the area. Also near water access and amid a lot go local residences.

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We walked from our hotel but were disappointed that you cannot climb this lighthouse. There was an adorable cat who greeted us.

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Pollocksville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A shame that one cannot climb the lighthouse. Be aware that there are no restrooms available. But a must see at Ocracoke

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You can't go in the lighthouse like you can other lighthouses on the outer banks, but it is a part of history and great to see.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We love visiting the OBX lighthouses during our visits, and the Ocracoke lighthouse is one of our favorites. It's a very quick stop, averaging 5-10 minutes to give time to walk to the lighthouse, take a few pictures and head back.

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Buffalo, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You can visit this light house but not enter it. It apparently is not open for climbing? Well kept area, typical light house, second oldest in US.

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