• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • ORV Plan Comment Period Extended

    On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.

Audio Tour Photos

To listen to the Portsmouth Village audio tour online:

  1. Right click on the audio tour link (23:32) (55.2 MB, mp3) and select "Open in New Window" or "Open in New Tab."

    Some stops include selections from oral history interviews with residents. To listen to the tour with these oral histories, right click on the audio tour with oral histories link (55:10) (129.3 MB, mp3) and select "Open in New Window" or "Open in New Tab."

    Note: these files are large and may take a significant amount of time to download. To download and save the audio for the individual stops, visit the audio tour page.

  2. Return to this page and click on the first photo in the photo gallery below.

  3. Wait for the audio and photos to load.

  4. Use the arrows to the right and left of the photo to scroll through the gallery. (The arrows will appear when you move your curser/mouse over the sides of the photo.)

    The photo tiles indicate what stop they belong to, but the audio will not direct you to move to the next photo.

The audio tour transcript (163 KB, pdf) and oral histories transcript (155 KB, pdf) can also be download.


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.