The picturesque Ocracoke lighthouse (and keeper's quarters) was built in 1823 at a cost of $11,359.55, and is the second oldest operating lighthouse in the United States. The steady beam of the Ocracoke beacon can be seen 14 miles to sea.
Starting this week, the base of the lighthouse will be open to the public every Tuesday, Wedesday, and Thursday afternoon (1 pm - 4 pm) until Labor Day. Thanks to Ranger Gail for making this happen!
If you'll be on the island this summer make plans to stop by this historic landmark for a brief visit.