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Ocracoke Lighthouse

Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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The Ocracoke Lighthouse is Very Nice to Visit

I enjoyed visiting the Ocracoke Lighthouse .... very interesting history, disappointed that you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
PFN-Traveler
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Lexington, Kentucky
Nice to see the inside this time

We have been coming to Ocracoke for several years now and enjoy seeing the beautiful lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NorthCarolinaJean
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North Carolina
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The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“walk up” (33 reviews)
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Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed visiting the Ocracoke Lighthouse .... very interesting history, disappointed that you could clime it and get a view from the top.

Thank PFN-Traveler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to Ocracoke for several years now and enjoy seeing the beautiful lighthouse. You can't climb it, but we were able to go inside and look around thanks to the volunteers who open it a couple times per week.

Thank NorthCarolinaJean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ocracoke Lighthouse was a great place to visit. You are not allowed to climb it but the bottom level is open. An attendant was very helpful with information and history of the lighthouse. It is the second oldest still operating lighthouse.

Thank LastMangoInPA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty and well maintained, it's an interesting piece of Ocracoke history. It's only a 15 minute visit, though. You can't go in, and can't climb up. There is no store or information booth. The only information is on a poster board at the entrance. If...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can not enter nor go up the light house only pictures from outside, the history walking down the wood pathway does make a great location for pictures. How ever not the best thing to waste time with at the Beautiful island Ocracoke

Thank Mrtravelbee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little lighthouse is the second oldest in the USA. The small grounds are kept nice. It is a must see while in Ocracoke.

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because we've been visiting these all down the coast and it was next. However, you can not climb up. There is no gift shop. There is only one person there to ask questions. It was very nice but not very engaging.

Thank PonyMimi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse is a pleasant enough stop but there isn't much to keep you there. You can't go up so you just stand around and look. 15 minutes max and you're done.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't go in, but this is worth and stop if you are on Ocracoke. Beautiful lighthouse, easy to get to.

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice stop to make if you're into lighthouses, very limited parking though. Another nice view of lighthouse is from the road behind it.

Thank Carol M
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