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“old baldy”

Bald Head Island Lighthouse
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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. Tickets available in the Keeper's Cottage, home to the Smith Island Museum of History and lighthouse gift shop.
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Very cool old light house. Kids can climb easily to the top.

Thank irishwanderlust
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

The unique strcture and settign that is the Bald Head Lighthouse is worth the time and effort to visit and climb to the top. Friendly volunteers help you with information and admission before you visit a small museum. From there you can climb to the top for a nominal fee.

Thank romano090
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

We didn't go inside the lighthouse - off season, but thoroughly enjoyed a Valentine's Day quick vacation on the island.

Thank mbridgham
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

What an easy climb with amazing views of the island!

Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

If you are visiting Bald Head Island, you have to stop by the lighthouse. It's not too hard of a climb and offers a great view of the island. Lots of history there.

Thank dysontravel
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