Oak Island Lighthouse

The Oak Island Lighthouse is an operating lighthouse offering guided tours to the top. Up the first 12 steps and up the ladder through the portal, guides will tell students and scouts facts about the lighthouse and local history. Groups will see the original mercury bulb that shone at 70 million candle power, making this lighthouse the brightest in the country from 1958-1962. Then, they will climb up 131 more steps to enjoy the beautiful view. Back at the base, groups can stroll along the beach, learn about local plants, birds, and sea turtles through informational signage, and view the lighthouse from the ground. 

Contact Info:
Address: 300A Caswell Beac Road, Oak Island, NC 28465. Brunswick County. Tel: 910-278-5471. Web: www.oakislandlighthouse.org. Email: oakislandlighthouse@gmail.com. Hours: Year round by appointment. 

Trip Info:
Grade Level: 5th-College. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue