Two historic sites, one mission.

Two historic sites, one mission.


The Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla


historic ISLAND FARM in Manteo

Our Locations

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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Amanda WalkerAmanda Walker
10:28 08 Jul 24
This was an awesome experience! The views from the top are amazing and it was cool to learn about how the keepers live and the different lighthouse technologies over the years. I thought it would be frightening since I don't do well with heights but it wasn't. Just keep reminding yourself the walls are several feet deep. Lol
Sugar GSugar G
02:28 08 Jul 24
A must see if in or around the area!!
David AdamsDavid Adams
11:02 21 Jun 24
Great national park sight rich with heritage and historic value. I think with the amount of people that climb the stairs each day they wouldn't need to charge$17 per patron to maintain the grounds and structure but is not my business, just seemed to me some people will miss out on these wonderful sights because you have a large group and didn't budget that kinda money to climb to the top. And being over 2 hour wait at times was a definite downer. Plan accordingly since you can't advance purchase tickets to go.
Jeux NiJeux Ni
23:22 13 Jun 24
Steps were very slender on inside turn going up on a crowded day. The view at the top was worth the climb!
Mary Camacho smithMary Camacho smith
21:21 13 Jun 24
Beautiful lighthouse with preserved outbuildings. Lots of information on Corolla Island wild horses. Wonderful gift shop.
757N Tides757N Tides
18:25 13 Jun 24
Awesome views at the top! Absolute must see when you go to the OBX
Eric ShafferEric Shaffer
13:00 05 Jun 24
You pay to climb when you show up, not in advance. The wind was pretty wild the day we climbed but it has an amazing view. I love that the lighthouse isn’t painted like most of the others, it kind of sets it apart from them. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable!
phillip jesterphillip jester
03:29 29 May 24
Wow. Spectacular.
April JarrellApril Jarrell
00:13 29 May 24
Hard climb to the top, but worth it! The view is incredible!
Dan “Dan” EdwardsDan “Dan” Edwards
17:51 28 May 24
Nice lighthouse. Not as close to the water as you might think so it's a little hard to see as you drive up. Beautiful grounds and a nice small Maritime museum there.
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Reasons to Explore Island Farm in Manteo

Island Farm
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Jason WalkerJason Walker
20:00 05 Jul 24
Great experience. Very informative
Jason WalkerJason Walker
20:00 05 Jul 24
Great experience. Very informative
Sandy PriceSandy Price
19:16 05 Jul 24
Great historic location with living museum elements. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Sandy PriceSandy Price
19:16 05 Jul 24
Great historic location with living museum elements. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Ruth Ann CopleyRuth Ann Copley
04:59 14 Apr 24
One of the most enjoyable recent historic house visits that we've experienced thanks to all the interpreters who were so cordial and informative as they went about their farm tasks. We loved the collards we sampled and came away with freshly made corn shuck dolls.
Katherine RobinsonKatherine Robinson
06:00 09 Apr 24
We enjoyed our visit. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Kids enjoyed historic games, dressing up and seeing animals.
03:28 11 Dec 23
My husband and I came here for their pumpkin patch day. We had a great time exploring the farm, seeing the animals, and participating in cool activities like making mini swords out of nails at the black smith and wax candles at the fire pit. The activities did not cost extra which was awesome. They treat the property like an interactive museum where you can touch, open, and explore everything. We learned a lot about the Ethridges and received a great tour of the farm house showing us details and the meaning behind them that we otherwise may have overlooked.
Schlotts SeafoodSchlotts Seafood
17:52 08 Dec 23
Amazing authentic buildings. Reinactors were spot on with costum and knowledge.
judi novakjudi novak
19:52 11 Nov 23
Amazing farm. Excellent staff, so very knowledgeable and friendly. Great programs, I will go back again!
Ocean PayneOcean Payne
00:37 28 Oct 23
Everyone was so sweet! Very knowledgeable!
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