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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 4 November 2018
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 30 October 2018
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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All reviews light house limited parking private residence walk up the outer banks worth the trip ferry ride piece of history nice stop quick stop the east coast few minutes golf cart coast guard oldest island cat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to see but you couldn’t go inside. This was out of season so not sure if you can go in. Can’t say very much more because we couldn’t do much

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shutter-up
Reviewed 16 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 16 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vonnie J
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ThierryL1506
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peggy W
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hjpoole
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cbswaim
Reviewed 30 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 977samd
Reviewed 20 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank otterkins
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nina R
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