Roanoke River Lighthouse Opens to the Public

Chowan County TDARoanoke River Lighthouse Opens to the Public

Roanoke River Lighthouse

On Aug. 15, the Roanoke River Lighthouse will open to visitors for the first time after an extensive restoration. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 am at Colonial Park, and free tours will be offered to all visitors that arrive before 4:00 pm.

Built in 1886, the restored Roanoke River Lighthouse now stands proudly in the harbor at Edenton. The lighthouse first served as a guide for ships navigating the waters of the Albemarle Sound into the Roanoke River, and then, after being decommissioned in 1941, was moved by barge across the sound to private land. It is believed to be the last extant example in the United States of a squarer frame building built for a screw-pile base.

For more information, visit the Roanoke River Lighthouse site.

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