Ocracoke Lighthouse, Ocracoke

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Ocracoke Lighthouse, standing 23 m (75 ft) tall, 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 tour planner , to make sure you see all that Ocracoke has to offer, including Ocracoke Lighthouse.
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  • My wife and I went here a while back, but it was an amazing experience. Ocracoke is so much fun in general, and this lighthouse is lovely. A great place to be!  more »
  • Really cool piece of history to see and explore ! We got to see the inside but you can not climb due to a not so stable railing.  more »
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  • Free Parking for 3 vehicles. Walk 100 feet on a boardwalk, look at 2 interpretive signs, and if you're lucky a Ranger will have the door open and you can look up from the inside.
  • Interesting place. Privately owned so you can't go inside or climb it.

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