Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
The Harkers Island Visitor Center is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Morehead City Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a cooperating agency in the Morehead City Harbor Integrated Dredged Material Management Plan being developed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The full plan draft can be downloaded from the following link. More »
Civil War Suggested Reading
North Carolina Resources
"Civil War on the Outer Banks." Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
The Civil War in North Carolina. John G. Barrett
Ironclads and Columbiads: The Civil War in North Carolina, The Coast. William R. Trotter.
"Civil War Sites in North Carolina." Civil War Sites Advisory Commission.
The Civil War in Coastal North Carolina. John S. Carbone.
"North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial." North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.
Phantom Pain: North Carolina's Artificial-Limbs Program for Confederate Veterans. Ansley Herring Wegner.
"The Civil War: 150 Years." National Park Service.
The Civil War book series. Eastern National Bookstores.
"Milestones: 1861-1865." Office of the Historian, Department of State.
"Military: Civil War." National Park Service.
"Civil War Battle Summaries." Civil War Sites Advisory Commission.
Battle Cry of Freedom: the Civil War Era. James M. McPherson
"America's Civil War - Challenges, Perspectives, Opportunities. National Park Service. Cultural Resource Management, Volume. 25, Issue. 04.
"Revisiting the Underground Railroad." Gary Collison. Cultural Resource Management, Volume. 21, Issue. 04.
"Civil War Archeology." National Park Service.
"Civil War Parks." National Park Service.
Rally on the High Ground: The National Park Service Symposium on the Civil War. Edited by Robert K. Sutton.
Other Civil War Reading Lists
"Civil War." National Park Service.
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park.
Gettysburg National Military Park.
Petersburg National Battlefield Park.
Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Did You Know?
Barrier islands, such as those of Cape Lookout National Seashore, are piles of sand. As storms come up from the ocean the beaches are constantly rearranged.