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Smith Island Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Small, yet informative

This small museum at the base of the lighthouse was very informative. I enjoyed learning about... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2019
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Good history lesson

This is a small museum, but packed full of interesting facts. We opted to go after we had climbed... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
Kirkland, Washington
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Mar 31, 2019
“Small, yet informative”
Sep 18, 2017
“Good history lesson”
This new museum offers a look at the island's history.
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101 Lighthouse Wynd, Bald Head Island, NC 28461-3982
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Learn all about the lighthouse, the island and happenings even in Southport. Small fee- but it helps with upkeep and worth it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed October 17, 2016

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

This was an interesting museum. Quick visit before climbing up old Baldy lighthouse. It was nice to learn about how the lighthouse keepers lived.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed October 15, 2014

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!

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Janet H
Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Nice examples of nature and a great place to learn about the island. Examples and names of plants located in small garden areas.

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

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.

Date of experience: October 2011
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