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Ocracoke Lighthouse, Ocracoke

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
Ocracoke Lighthouse, standing 23 m (75 ft) tall,ย presides over the 1585 wreck of the Tyger. The lighthouse, built in 1823, is one of the oldest operating lighthouses in the United States. The Fresnel lens that adorns the top was once dismantled by Confederate troops during the Civil War, but it was reinstated by Union forces in 1864. The original oil-burning light was replaced by an electric light in the early 1900s. The current electric light, which shines 22.5 km (14 mi) out to sea, is now fully automated. Visitors may not climb the tower. Before you head to Ocracoke, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ocracoke family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Ocracoke has to offer, including Ocracoke Lighthouse.
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  • If you're going to Okracoke Island, you really should stop at the lighthouse. It is not open and you can't climb it like the Hatteras Lighthouse, but I have a grandson who is obsessed with lighthouses...  more »
  • If you like climbing lighthouses then this is a disappointment. If you need to cross this off your list, then it will only take 5 minutes. Just look, take a pic and head out.  more »
  • Beautiful lighthouse, got to get up close and touch it this time, last time you couldn't. Quick stop!  more »
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  • A gorgeous, historic lighthouse on a charming island. It's well worth a trip down (or up) the coast, just to take in the enchanting island community. Note- Unlike the other OBX lighthouses, you cannot walk to the top of Ocracoke.
  • May 2001- i & mom went to visit Ocracoke Island first time there. Awesome ๐Ÿ˜ฎ so beautiful place so cute traffic no have redlight nothing. That's very nice traffic quiet and never fast speed in village. I and mom fall loved island so cutie ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ I wished again visit back island. Still miss lots. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’” I and mom did done see ocracoke lighthouse so beautiful and take pictures. Never in see stairs yet. We need go see in stairs ocracoke.
  • The Ocracoke Lighthouse is North Carolina's oldest operating lighthouse.The present (and 3rd) lighthouse was approved for construction in 1822 and was built and lit by 1823. This lighthouse only cost $11,359.35 to build, and this included a three room keeper's quarters. The lighthouse stands sixty-five feet tall, and rises seventy-five above sea level. The current lighting apparatus has 8,000 candlepower and can be seen from fourteen miles out to sea.
  • i love how the arcatec to me is kind of unushwol.
  • Rented a bike and wondered around Ocracoke all the way to this lighthouse, fun!