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Bald Head Island Lighthouse

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Visit Old Baldy

This is one of seven lighthouses you can tour along the NC coast. Bald Head Island has an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Old Baldy Visit

My girlfriend and I took a nice summer day to go experience visiting the Bald Head Island... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Old Baldy, built 1817, is North Carolina's oldest lighthouse. Restoration projects by the not for profit Old Baldy Foundation allows visitors today to enjoy the tower and climb to the top for a breathtaking view of the island and surrounding area...more
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101 Lighthouse Wynd, Bald Head Island, NC 28461-3982
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of seven lighthouses you can tour along the NC coast. Bald Head Island has an interesting history and the lighthouse is no exception. There is a small museum to see before going into the lighthouse. If you are able I recommend climbing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

My girlfriend and I took a nice summer day to go experience visiting the Bald Head Island Lighthouse and Bald Head Island. First, you must take the ferry ride over from South Port, NC at Deep Point Marina to be able to see the lighthouse....More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank SMRay
Reviewed July 28, 2019

If my review is helpful, please give me a “thank you” vote. 1. Caveats/Fair Warning 1.a. Heat. If you have never visited a lighthouse in the Summer, be advised that they have little to no ventilation (only a few small windows) and can be extremely...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank raj0302
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Not worth it in my opinion- very very hot, stairs steep and narrow. Nice view, but again not totally worth it in my opinion.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

We did a tour of the lighthouse. It was the last weekend in March now that I am thinking about it and the weather was gorgeous. We had rented a golf cart for the day to tour the island and this was our first stop....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Well worth the $8/per adult fee to get a feeling for what it was like in 1817. Must be in good shape to navigate 102 stairs and the final climb up a tight space ladder.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank WilliamH178
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Enjoyed the trip here. Took the ferry, then walked from the marina to the lighthouse. Its a short walk, didn't take long. The museum at the base of the lighthouse was interesting and informative. Especially for this mountain girl who really didn't know a lot...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Anna4720
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I poured all of Bald Head Island and the lighthouse. My guide was a long-time resident and knew about the ecological areas, all the plants, wildlife, and history. She was very willing to answer questions. This tour was in a golf cart. If you have...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Bald Island Lighthouse, 101 Light House Wynd, Bald Head Island, BC 28461, oldest light on the NC coast) aka locally “Olde Baldy” is the 2nd generation lighthouse built, active in 1817, the first lighthouse replaced by Olde Baldy went active in 1794. The lighthouses were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank 977samd
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We climb this lighthouse almost every time we are in NC. When you get to the top there is amazing view!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 23, 2018|
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Response from mclaystewart | Reviewed this property |
We went during a similar week last year and they had a ton available for rent.
Marion W
September 1, 2017|
Response from zrt29 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they will be. You can go to the website & get the contact information. I do know they will be open on the 2nd & 3rd. based on the websites events calendar.
Hannah D
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
I would assume they are open; just in case call before heading out.