• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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?

Portsmouth Life-Saving Station crew pose in their surfboat.

"You have to go out, you don't have to come back" was the unofficial motto of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. The Life-Saving Service rescued shipwreck victims from stations located in Portsmouth, and on Core Banks and Cape Lookout. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...