Traveling Trunk

Lighthouse Traveling Trunk

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On the Outer Banks, lighthouses and their keepers provided an invaluable service assisting with navigation through the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." This traveling trunk will teach students about this important aspect of our maritime history. Through journals, hands-on artifacts, and classroom activities, your class can experience some of the daily activities of a lighthouse keeper.

The curriculum guide and trunk inventory can be downloaded here:
curriculum guide (3.43 MB, pdf)
trunk inventory (109 KB, pdf)

Borrowing Instructions

To reserve this traveling trunk for your class, contact Cape Lookout National Seashore at:

(252) 728-2250 ext. 3001

Traveling trunks may be reserved for two weeks.


Commerce and Industry, Engineering, Government, Military and Wartime History, Regional Studies, Social Studies
Traveling Trunk