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Ocracoke Lighthouse

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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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This lighthouse is the second oldest still in use in the United States. The light can be seen up to 14 miles according to the plaque. It was an easy walk from the ferry area and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I am 61 years old - a retired Marine - and it was a challenge to get to the top - but well worth it. The view was SPECTACULAR. Plus you can then buy the "I climbed to the top" t-shirt and honestly wear it!

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This lighthouse is the second oldest still in use in the United States. The light can be seen up to 14 miles according to the plaque. It was an easy walk from the ferry area and nice to see even though we couldn't go in.

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Wilmington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

You can't climb to the top (or even enter) this lighthouse, but it's a nice setting and still interesting to visit. It just takes a quick stop and your on your way, but worth it if you're on the island.

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Leland, North Carolina
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15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Easy to find, no steps to walk up since you can't go in. A lovely location and interesting facts. Ocracoke itself is quaint and lovely in April....might be busier and more hassle in the summertime.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Ocracoke lighthouse is a very lovely lighthouse in a picturesque setting. You cannot go in and climb it, but definitely visit it...there was a yellow kitty to welcome us.

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Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ocracoke lighthouse is small but charming. You cannot go inside the lighthouse but do not let that stop you from visiting! It's worth a few minutes if you are visiting Ocracoke.

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Bethany, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The lighthouse is cool but small and closed to the public. It's very quaint. My favorite part was discovering I could see its light across the inlet.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Picturesque setting. There was a cat lounging on the boardwalk who led us up to the lighthouse. Many cats roam the island. There was a sign at our motel that instructed us not to feed the cats as they all had homes. The lighthouse was not open for tours but that did not lessen our enjoyment of seeing it..

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Willow Springs, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I love light houses, and this is one of the last ones I had to see in North Carolina. It is the shortest and oldest lighthouse still in use on our coast. Well worth a visit!

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We live in eastern NC and we planned a trip to see all of the Outer Banks Lighthouses . Our fist stop was the Ocracoke Lighthouse . We took the ferry from Cedar Island . It was about a 2 hour ferry ride . The ferry had an indoor sitting area , bathrooms and vending machines . It was a... More 

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