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Seashore Programs for March 2010 and Visitor Center Opening Dates

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Date: March 23, 2010
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005

Harkers Island, NC -- Superintendent Russel J. Wilson announced the opening of visitor facilities at Cape Lookout National Seashore:   

 

  • The Light Station Visitor Center and Keepers’ Quarters Museum at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse will open on Wednesday, March 31. 
  • Portsmouth Village will open Monday, March 29.
  • Great Island and Long Point Camps will open on Friday, March 26.

 

Volunteers will present lighthouse talks daily at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM on the porch of the Keepers’ Quarters next to the lighthouse.

 

Walking tours of Historic Portsmouth Village will be led by volunteers at 10:30 AM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning on Memorial Day and ending on Labor Day. Tours begin at the ferry landing.

 

Other programs by Park Rangers will be added as the season progresses. Contact the seashore at (252) 728-2250, ext 3001 for more information.

Did You Know?

Cape Lookout Proposed Development_copyright Sam Willis

In the early 1900s, development plans were proposed for Cape Lookout. The layout had more than 3000 lots and included a railroad connecting Beaufort to the Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station. Photo courtesy of Samuel Lee Willis.