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It's shorter than you'd expect and not sitting on the water. Once you get past that, it's an amazing piece of history and an iconic photo with the family. Important part of East Coast maritime history.
Have seen this a few times but the first time they opened it up to explore the inside - unable to climb the stairs but quite interesting to see the inside base and look up the stairs - what a magnificent light she is!
This is nice to see, and the grounds are well-kept, but you can't go in the Lighthouse or walk up inside. It's not a "stunning" attraction, but it is worth a walk or a bike ride to see one of North Carolina's landmarks.