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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Bodie Island Lighthouse, built in 1872, is undergoing a construction project that will restore its corroded metal work and masonry. Nestled in the marshland overlooking Oregon Inlet near Nags Head’s southern border, the black-and-white banded brick beacon is expected to be open by early 2013 for the general public to climb for the first time ever. And the unique lens, which is in storage ...

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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  • Lighthouses

The Cape Hatteras has a long and storied history. It is the tallest sentinel in America at 210 feet. The spiral-designed black and white beauty served as a Hatteras landmark and warning to mariners at sea for more than a century. In 1999, the lighthouse was moved as the sea was threatening to undermine it. The lighthouse is now safely away from breaking waves. It is open for climbing fr...

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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  • Museums
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The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is a red brick beauty standing 158 feet tall. The view from its walk-around balcony is spectacular. Its light, a first order Fresnel lens, began flashing in 1875 as the last beacon built to punctuate the North Carolina Coast. The beam is visible for 18 miles. The Lighthouse Keepers' House was constructed from pre-cut and labeled materials, which were shipp...

Currituck Beach Lighthouse Museum Shop

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  • Lighthouses

After climbing the 214 steps of the majestic Currituck Beach Lighthouse and touring the historic rounds, visitors can wander through the restored keeper’s house that is now a quaint and charming museum shop. The shop is on the north side of the lawn and has everything the lighthouse enthusiast could be searching for. Get a taste of history and pick out the perfect lighthouse souvenir whil...

Ocracoke Lighthouse

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Visit North Carolina’s oldest operating lighthouse located on Ocracoke Island. The original wooden sentinel was erected in 1798 on the point of Ocracoke Inlet to mark the channel. It was 54 feet tall. With shifting inlets, the lighthouse soon became ineffective and was replaced in 1820 by a light vessel located in the inlet. Moving sands once again ruled in 1822, and the current b...

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

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Modeled after a late 1800s screw-pile lighthouse, the Roanoke Marshes Lightouse is open year round and located in downtown Manteo on the Waterfront. Wander the scenic finger dock to the Lighthouse, which houses a history of the light as well as changing exhibits including topics such as early boatbuilding and the Civil War battle on Roanoke Island. The lighthouse was one of many that do...