Traveling Trunk

Lighthouse Traveling Trunk

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On the Outer Banks, lighthouses and their keepers provided an invaluable service assisting with navigation through the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." This traveling trunk will teach students about this important aspect of our maritime history. Through journals, hands-on artifacts, and classroom activities, your class can experience some of the daily activities of a lighthouse keeper.

The lesson plan guide and trunk inventory can be downloaded here:
lesson plan guide (3.43 MB, pdf)
trunk inventory (109 KB, pdf)

Note: We're sorry, but the lesson plan guide and trunk inventory files are being updated and are not currently available. We will repost them soon. Contact us for more information.

Borrowing Instructions

To reserve this traveling trunk for your class, contact Cape Lookout National Seashore at:

(252) 728-2250 ext. 8908

Traveling trunks may be reserved for two weeks.

Trunks may be picked up in person or they may be shipped to your school.  We pay cost of shipping the trunk to the school.  The school is responsible for shipping costs to return the trunk to the park.


Commerce and Industry, Engineering, Government, Military and Wartime History, Regional Studies, Social Studies
Traveling Trunk

Last updated: January 11, 2018