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The 75-foot-tall Ocracoke Island Lighthouse, built in 1823, is North Carolina’s only operational lighthouse within a town and one of the oldest operating on the Atlantic Coast. Ocracoke Inlet, once the state’s primary trade inlet, was the site of the death of the notorious pirate Blackbeard, who was killed on Nov. 22, 1718.
Climb to the top of a coastal lighthouse (or see all seven). Seven historic lighthouses dot the state’s beaches welcoming visitors, including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the nation’s tallest. Climb to the top – sometimes involving more than 200 steps – to enjoy spectacular ocean views.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse; In Buxton, NC, The tallest lighthouse in North America, stands at 187 feet tall with 286 steps reaching to its light. For just $5, (during the season) you can climb it to the top for an amazing arial view of Hatteras Island. Ready to climb?