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1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse

Roanoke River Lighthouse (Photo by Kip Shaw)

The Lighthouse is open daily from 10 to 4. Admission is $3 for adults, $1.50 for youth 13-18, and free for 12 and under.

To schedule a group tour or an event at the lighthouse, contact Historic Edenton State Historic Site by email edenton@ncdcr.gov or phone 252-482-2637

The Roanoke River Lighthouse sits in its permanent location overlooking Edenton Bay. The lighthouse was originally located on screw-pilings in the Albemarle Sound marking the entrance to the Roanoke River near Plymouth.

The lighthouse is believed to be the last extant example in the United States of a squarer frame building built for a screw-pile base. The lighthouse was in commission from 1887 until 1941.

To learn more about the lighthouse, go to its website: edentonlighthouse.org

Click here to read the cover story in Lighthouse Digest about the relocation.

Videos

Edenton's Roanoke River Lighthouse Moved Offshore
WRAL's Tar Heel Traveler series profiles the Roanoke River lighthouse move on May 1, 2012.

Roanoke River Lighthouse Restoration
Professionally produced by visitnc.com, this video shows early restoration work being done on the lighthouse when it first arrived in Edenton.