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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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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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Lexington, Kentucky
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134 reviews 134 reviews
52 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were able to drive within a block of this historic lighthouse and take its photo. Unlike the Hatteras lighthouse you can't climb it and it is shorter. This one is in town on a residential street and the former light keeper house is privately owned. It is an attractive lighthouse and has a sign but really not anything else... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We arrived after the lighthouse was closed for the day. We were able to walk up to the lighthouse but not go in it. This lighthouse is one of the smaller ones that I have seen. Make sure you stop by and see this landmark while on the island!

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Centreville, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Riding the bike here was a treat. Each of the lighthouses has a story and this one is right in the village and was used to mark the entrance to silver lake. I don't think you can go inside but you get to see more of the village and it is a good photo op.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Ocracoke Lighthouse is very pretty and absolutely has its place in history and is still in use; however, you can't climb it. It's in a location that you can't see anything else around except vegetation and the "once was the keeper's dwelling". There was not even a kiosk that had a brochure for you to take. So if you are... More

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This lighthouse is pretty, and the fact that it's on an island is neat, but in my humble opinion it holds no candle to the other three lighthouses north of it (Currituck, Bodie, and Hatteras.) The grounds felt dirty and neglected. The white fence along the boardwalk was ragged, and you cannot climb this lighthouse or walk inside of it.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I always enjoy strolling through the village of Ocracoke and visiting the light house. So beautiful and serene. No matter how many times I visit, it never gets old!

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Shelby, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

very nice well cared for grounds. Again, a bit hard to find and wish there was a tour of some sort. You basically just look at the lighthouse snap a couple pictures and go.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were disappointed to find out we couldn't climb this lighthouse, but since it's one of the five in the OBX area, you should go see it. Walk around the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery. A natural path close by is nice to walk through.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Was very cool to visit. Don't miss checking it out - get up to the top and look out Worth the climb. The history of the Lighthouse is very cool too.......

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