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Cape Lookout National Seashore Winter Hours and Programs

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Date: October 19, 2007
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005

Harkers Island, North Carolina. Acting Superintendent Charles Cranfield announces that the hours of operation and available facilities for Cape Lookout National Seashore are changing for the winter season. The Light Station Visitor Center and the museum in the lighthouse keepers' quarters will close for the season on November 20.


Ferry services will continue to operate as the weather permits. When planning a trip to the islands, call ahead to the ferry to verify its operational status.


The Harkers Island Visitor Center will remain open and its hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The Harkers Island Visitor Center will be closed for the holidays on December 25 and January 1. The 26 minute film, Ribbon of Sand, is shown daily upon request.  The film is open captioned and individual listening units are available for assisted listening and audio description.

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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.