A lighthouse, a farmhouse.
Two historic sites, one mission.
Outer Banks Conservationists’ two historic sites, (the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Island Farm) are located in different places on the Outer Banks, about an hour apart from each other.
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Stories From Our Staff
A Brief History of Currituck Beach Light Station’s Smaller Keeper’s Dwelling
On the grounds of the Currituck Beach Light Station are two homes: a white, two-and-a-half story, 1876 duplex built from plans for a “First Order Dwelling” to house three keepers west of the newly constructed ocean-wise tower with a first-order lens; and a smaller, white, story-and-a-half dwelling built in 1881, much like the original Keepers’ … Read more
May 2023 Programs at Island Farm
Island Farm’s May programs are listed below! Island Farm is open Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All programs are weather dependent, and are ongoing throughout the designated time slot listed below. Please call Island Farm with any questions: 252-473-6500 Corn Husk Doll Crafting – Tuesdays, 9 until 11 a.m. – In … Read more
What’s in a Photograph? A Second Look at the Oldest Image of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse
What’s in a Photograph? A Second Look at the Oldest Image of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse By: Meghan Agresto, Currituck Beach Lighthouse Site Manager & Historian Prefer to learn about this with a video? Click here if so. In June 1893, a “government surveyor,” as the lighthouse keeper called him in his journal notes that month , … Read more