North Carolina has another lighthouse to be proud of. The restoration is complete and the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse grand opening will be on August 15, 2014 in Edenton, NC at 10:00am in Colonial Park. The Roanoke River Lighthouse was built in 1886 and served as a guide for ships traveling through the waters of the Albemarle Sound and into the Roanoke River. Due to the huge export of tobacco in the late 1800s these waters were very busy shipping waterways. Hard work by volunteers, preservationists and public officials have been working to move and restore the Roanoke Lighthouse to its new location on the water. Its new site is a beautiful setting in Colonial Park on the water in the town of Edenton. A perfect day trip, overnighter, or detour on the way to the Outer Banks would well be worth it to visit the new lighthouse and discover the history. For more information see Roanoke River Lighthouse.

Roanoke River Lighthouse Edenton, NC (picture from
Roanoke River Lighthouse
Edenton, NC
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Location of Colonial Park

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Grand Opening of 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse Set For August 15 in Edenton
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