Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
The Harkers Island Visitor Center is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Morehead City Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a cooperating agency in the Morehead City Harbor Integrated Dredged Material Management Plan being developed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The full plan draft can be downloaded from the following link. More »
What happened to the first Cape Lookout lighthouse? How do the wild horses survive on a barrier island? What is a lightering port? Why do most sea turtles lay their nests at night? What was life like on the Outer Banks in wartime?
Discover the answers to these questions and many more during an interpretive talk or on a guided walking tour. Join a park ranger or volunteer for an insider's view of Cape Lookout National Seashore. All programs are free of charge.
Programs will run on schedule unless there is inclement weather. Additional programs may be offered. Check at one of the Visitor Centers or call (252) 728-2250 for a complete schedule and more information.
For information on special event programs such as Junior Ranger Day, Horse Sense & Survival Guided Tours, and Family Fun Days, please visit the Special Events page.
Ribbon of Sand (film) (26 minutes or 16 minutes)
Programs are offered daily from May to September.
Lighting the Way (10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:30 PM, 15 minutes) -- Learn the history of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the life of a lighthouse keeper.
Programs are offered June to September.
Did You Know?
Diamond City was a shore-based whaling community located where Barden Inlet now separates the islands of Shackleford Banks and South Core Banks. Crews would row whaling dories out from shore to chase the whales as they migrated past the island. Cape Lookout National Seashore