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Ocracoke Lighthouse

Address: Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
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Creedmoor, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had both been to this lighthouse years earlier when we had small children but this time was very different since we were both divorced and on our first vacation to the OBX as a "couple!" The Island of Ocracoke is the perfect place to go for a honeymoon, weekend get away or a week's vacation! For us the best... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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481 reviews 481 reviews
232 attraction reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This lighthouse is a good photo op for shutterbugs, but that's about it. There was no access to it for the general public when I visited here. Still, it's worth seeing if you're on the island.

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North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Beautiful and well kept lighthouse. If you have made it this far down the outer banks to Ocracoke Island, you must see this beauty. Picture perfect and another place for awesome photos and to learn about the brave people who protected our coast. Just a short distance from the ferry landing and where the pirate Blackbeard roamed and lived.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There is no historical center or keeper's house museum as with other lighthouses on the banks; the lighthouse is not open for climbing. Nice to look at and to take pictures of, but that's about it.

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We arrived late in the afternoon. Parking is very limited, only room for like 5 vehicles on a very back street. But the little lighthouse is very pretty. Unfortunately this one is closed since it is still in the service of the Coast Guard. But there is a nice boardwalk up to the door and it is handicap accessible.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our second year in a row to visit the lighthouse in the fall. It stands tall (for a short lighthouse) with it's bright white "walls" contrasted in a brilliant blue sky. Easy access and if you go in the late fall as we do, there are very few people to compete viewing time with. We plan to go back next... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

this was our first lighthouse to see and we loved it. took many pictures..was disappointed because parking was limited and you could only stay for a few minutes.

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Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Its small as lighthouses go but they are always fun to see. Not sure if you can go up in this one or note we just walked to the base and thats it.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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177 reviews 177 reviews
60 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We spent a lovely morning touring this small town on our bicycles. We stopped at the lighthouse and walked the grounds and although we couldn't go inside it was a nice stop and a quaint lighthouse!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a neat lighthouse to visit. The keepers house and the twisted cedar tree out in front of the house are beautiful as well. A must see spot on your visit to Ocracoke

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