Smith Island Museum
Smith Island Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Anna4720
Cheyenne, WY31 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
This small museum at the base of the lighthouse was very informative. I enjoyed learning about lighthouses, variations, the people who worked there, etc. Very cool to see the original charter pre-Civil War.
Written March 31, 2019
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wearymom3
Kirkland, WA438 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is a small museum, but packed full of interesting facts. We opted to go after we had climbed Old Baldy, but you can go before as well. Lots of interesting artifacts. Don't miss the gift shop after your visit. I found a dishcloth with all North Carolina's lighthouses on it. And the gentleman who helped us was quite knowledgeable and full of good information.
Written September 18, 2017
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TVHOST
Myrtle Beach, SC885 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Learn all about the lighthouse, the island and happenings even in Southport. Small fee- but it helps with upkeep and worth it.
Written September 4, 2017
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LakeLoafer
Wetumpka, AL147 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
We love visiting the museum and climbing the stairs up to the top of the lighthouse. Not only do you have a great photo op at the top, but there are windows on the climb up.
Written October 17, 2016
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SweetPeaAdventures
Pineville, NC190 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This was an interesting museum. Quick visit before climbing up old Baldy lighthouse. It was nice to learn about how the lighthouse keepers lived.
Written July 7, 2016
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Janet H
Bald Head Island, NC16 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Visit an awesome historical site! Climb to the top and see the island in a way you'd never imagine! The staff are always courteous, helpful and fun!
Written October 15, 2014
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Diane B
Lumberton, NC261 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
the tour ended at the museum and the lighthouse. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Our tour guide also works at the museum and everyone on the tour was given 10% off the merchandise in the gift shop.
Written July 22, 2014
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Sunflower53092
Suffolk, VA152 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
Nice examples of nature and a great place to learn about the island. Examples and names of plants located in small garden areas.
Written November 12, 2012
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Chetwk
Leland, NC10 contributions
Oct 2011 • Family
The museum is small but very interesting. We learned much about the area and the lighthouse. We also learned the Mr. Dosher was the lighthouse keeper.
Jobetts is a very sweet informative woman who will fill you on the history of the island and lighthouse.
Written October 19, 2011
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Smith Island Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM