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Roanoke RiverRoanoke River Light Station (reproduction)
Plymouth, NC

Latitude: 35.8656
Longitude: -76.7552

In 2003, along the revitalized waterfront of Plymouth, NC, a new replica of the 1867 Roanoke River Light was completed, in exact detail, for visitor's to visit and tour.

This new replica depicts the style, grace and beauty of what was once a 1 1/2 story, screwpile lighthouse that was originally located on Albemarle Sound near the mouth of the Roanoke River. It originally housed a 3rd Order Fresnel Lens. Once considered the second largest port in the state of North Carolina, this light served an important role in guiding shipping traffic both in and out of the river.

Roanoke River Lighthouse (reproduction) is located on the town of Plymouth’s beautiful waterfront about halfway between the northern and southern Outer Banks off Highway 64. Located at the west end of Water Street in the town of Plymouth, the replica will become part of a wonderful new maritime museum complex that will be located just across the street. The new museum will contain a "Welcome Center" as well as various exhibits showing the maritime history of the area. For more information, please visit the Plymouth, NC website. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For other times, or for group or special tours, please make arrangements by calling (252) 217-2204. Visit http://www.roanokeriverlighthouse.org/  The Roanoke River Lighthouse and Museum are projects of the Washington County Waterways Commission

In 2015 the creation of the Albemarle Riverlight Trail was completed. The first in the nation, the Riverlight Trail features the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton, the Roanoke River Lighthouse replica in Plymouth, Laurel Point Lighthouse Display in Columbia and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse replica in Manteo. The route offers an opportunity to experience an era when water travel propelled the Nation by providing a network of transportation. For more information visit: visitedenton.com/pdfs/albemarle-ligthouse-trail.pdf or call 1-800-775-0111.


Directions
To visit the Roanoke River Replica Lighthouse, take Hwy. 64 to the town of Plymouth. Turn onto Washington Street. Then make a right turn on W. Water Street. The lighthouse is just down the street on the right side next to the river.

Summer hours: 11-3 Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 on Sunday.
Winter hours 11-3 Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 Sunday; special group tours can be arranged by calling 252-217-2204. Visit http://www.roanokeriverlighthouse.org/

For information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (252)793-4804 or Washington County tourism at (252)793-3248.

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* Currituck * Bodie * Hatteras * Ocracoke * Lookout * Oak Island * Baldhead *
* Roanoke River * Roanoke Marshes * Prices Creek *
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This page last updated: Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:45 AM