Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
Harkers Island Visitor Center hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until further notice.
Lighthouse Lantern Room Panorama
A panoramic view of the Cape Lookout lighthouse's lantern room is available on Dr. Laddie Crisp's Cape Lookout Panorama webpage. (Note: this link will take you away from the NPS website.)
This panorama was made possible with help from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina.
Because the Cape Lookout lighthouse is still a working aide to navigation, the lantern room is closed to the public. The lighthouse up to the watch room (just below the lantern room) is open seasonally for lighthouse climbs.
Additional panoramas, including some of other North Carolina lighthouses, can be found on Dr. Laddie Crisp's Virtual Reality Photography webpage. (Note: this link will take you away from the NPS website.)
Lighthouse Area and Gallery
Take a virtual look at the lighthouse area--inclduing the lighthouse and its support buildings--and view South Core Banks from the lighthouse gallery.
(Climb the Cape Lookout lighthouse and see this view in person.)
Did You Know?
Portsmouth Village had as many as 685 people living there near its height in 1860. Buildings still standing there today include a church, Life-Saving Station, post office and school. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...