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Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

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Address: Manteo waterfront, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954

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Lighthouse Tour

Quick trip to OBX resulted in seeing 5 lighthouses in less than 2 days. So much fun! This lighthouse not typical looking, I'm not gonna no to fun, we almost missed it. :) great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Hickory, North Carolina
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in town on a drizzly day. If it had been nicer weather, I am sure that walking in the area and going in the shops would have been good. The lighthouse is small, and fairly new. It is in the spot that used to be the water treatment plant, so the view has been improved much over the... More 

Thank Kmom49210
Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick trip to OBX resulted in seeing 5 lighthouses in less than 2 days. So much fun! This lighthouse not typical looking, I'm not gonna no to fun, we almost missed it. :) great setting and cool boating display inside!

Thank sammegsmom
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upstairs was blocked off, there are a few signs inside the building. Not really much to see and no one was there to explain it.

Thank Jessie M
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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322 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a lover of all kinds of lighthouses. I enjoy climbing those I can, and was disappointed when I learned this one can't be climbed as simple as it would have been. There is historical information posted inside to look at. Overall I still enjoyed seeing this lighthouse.

Thank vhash77
Maryville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Every time we visit Manteo we walk the harbour area, It is beautful. The water, lovely boats, park and of course the lighthouse offer a relaxing area to visit. You can sit around thelighthouse and enjoy the sights, read,take photographs...rightnext to Manteo itself.

Thank cphea
Yorktown, Virginia
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Even though the lighthouse was not open we had a fun time anyway. We got to walk around on the boardwalk and check out all of the shops. The Manteo town is very quaint. The people are super friendly and lots of fun things to do. This is definitely a must see if you're in the area. Lots of fun... More 

Thank Stephen G
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92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was determined to visit ALL of the lighthouses on the outer banks. The view from this one is beautiful, and you can walk inside and explore. Gorgeously maintained.

Thank luv2travel30
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you're looking for scenic views, this is it! Learning history comes along with the picturesque site. Its location right in downtown Manteo makes for a perfect waterfront walk.

Thank landj65
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Manteo waterfront is one of our favorite places to visit. We love to photograph the sunrise and walk the boardwalk. The Lighthouse and surrounding historic areas are enjoyable to visit! And the view is great!

Thank TatTat1
South Windsor, Connecticut
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

While exploring Roanoke Island we came across a wonderful seaside boardwalk and the cutest lighthouse I have ever seen! I am from New England where we have no shortage of impressive lighthouse structures, however this small building at the end of a long pier was simply breathtaking. To top it off, it was adorned with beautiful nautical wreathes and garland,... More 

Thank Leslie R

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