Explore what remains of the places once called home--or home away from home--at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

  • Cape Lookout Light Station (1883)
    Cape Lookout Light Station

    A "Light Station" consists not only of the actual lighthouse but also any supporting structures.

  • Cape Lookout Village

    The motorboats that killed this village as a permanent settlement gave it new life as a recreation destination.

  • Aerial photo of Portsmouth Village taken in 1980s.
    Portsmouth Village

    The echoes of the past seem to surround you here, inviting you to explore and to imagine the daily struggle against this harsh environment.

  • Portsmouth Marine Hospital cistern.
    Portsmouth Marine Hospital

    All that remains of North Carolina's first hospital building is the masonry cistern and a few other fragments of brickwork nearby

Last updated: October 20, 2023

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