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We saw it coming in on the ferry and then wandered around to look at it. This is just a few minutes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hjpoole
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Lighting the way since 1823.

The original Ocracoke Lighthouse was built in 1795; the Ocracoke Lighthouse we see today located at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
977samd
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Vero Beach, Florida
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The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
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Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not much to see other than the lighthouse and plaque explaining that it is still used today and its walls are 5 ft thick at the bottom and the house is a private residence. You can't go up it as it's still used today. We...More

Thank ValerieD682
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Ocracoke Lighthouse reminds me of serenity. It is small and quaint with a white picket fence. So peaceful looking! It is located next to the historic lightkeeper's house which is now a private residence. The lighthouse is the oldest active light in NC. My...More

Thank Vonnie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of this monument is amazing. How did they manage to move it some hundred yards away from it's original place

Thank ThierryL1506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody we saw wanted their picture taken in front of the lighthouse. Be sure and rent a golf cart to tour the island because of narrow streets and limited parking.

Thank Peggy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw it coming in on the ferry and then wandered around to look at it. This is just a few minutes to check out as the inside is not open. Italy’s for great pictures especially when they sky in the background is interesting.

Thank hjpoole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite interesting to see one of the earliest lighthouses on the east coast. It makes for a nice bike excursion.

Thank cbswaim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The original Ocracoke Lighthouse was built in 1795; the Ocracoke Lighthouse we see today located at 360 Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960, 252-473-2111, was built in 1823. The lighthouse has full interior access during the Summer months which means access to the interior...More

Thank 977samd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very limited parking, boardwalk to walk up to it, but not able to enter it. Spent 5 minutes there on the way to Springers Preserve.

Thank otterkins
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't miss seeing this charming lighthouse not only up close, but also from across Silver Lake Harbor.

Thank Nina R
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Picturesque beauty abounds here and if you're going to visit, seek out Springers Point in the inlet. It's where Blackbeard lost his head, and it's also a nature preserve with great views and sea glass for collectors.

Thank VooDooSpiders
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