Just yesterday I spoke with Ed Johnson, one of the volunteers in the Park this year. We were talking about the Ocracoke Lighthouse, and he told me that the base of the lighthouse is open Thursday - Monday, 1 pm to 4 pm. If you have never had a chance to see the inside of this historic structure, please keep this schedule in mind. Their plan is to maintain an "open house" all summer.
Please keep in mind that the age of the stairs, the configuration of the lantern room, and other architectural features of the lighthouse do not permit allowing visitors to climb the spiral stairs. It is still fun, interesting, and historically educational to step inside and chat with a volunteer.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a list of a few traditional Ocracoke Island recipes. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052112.htm.