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Ocracoke Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.

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Pretty little lighthouse but hard to find

The lighthouse is stuck away behind some houses and is hard to fine with very limited parking. You cannot climb the lighthouse but it is neat to walk to and around it. Pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
sailewis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's simple, charming and easy to get To. And free. Falls in perfectly with ocracoke. Need about 15-30 minutes. Can walk or drive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse is stuck away behind some houses and is hard to fine with very limited parking. You cannot climb the lighthouse but it is neat to walk to and around it. Pretty lighthouse with a lot of history

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Thank sailewis
Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful small lighthouse with a deck that leads up to it. You can not access the lighthouse. There are story boards on the deck/ boardwalk leading up to it.

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Thank angela c
Normal, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the fact that the people in power made the move to save the lighthouse and the the other two buildings. History is important to save.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only downside is that you cannot go into or even look into the lighthouse. We went rght after sunset, and it as gorgeous. Peaceful setting in a neighborhood, and the cat who greeted us as delighful. Must visit if you are on Ocracoke.

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Thank Vallane
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been able to climb this one since I was a kid. Not much to see up there anyway. But still worth a few minutes of your time in this paradise on Earth. Parking can be challenging, but be patient.

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Thank prezbuba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok we loved it. You walk right up to it. Can't go in but seeing something that old is pretty cool. Worth the short drive.

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Thank NORMA O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason I didn't give this the highest rating was because I would have liked a park ranger there to give me some history.

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Thank sshirlen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old Lighthouse well worth a short stop for fotos of a piece of Ocracoke history. This beautiful whitewashed tower is an essential landmark in the Suburbs of the farflung and beautiful island of Ocracoke. ..EC

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Thank Edward C
Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is limited and a bit of a problem, but this is a quick stop on a tour of OBX lighthouses. Visitors can't climb the lighthouse, so a quick outside view is all that is possible. A nice view and no regrets!

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