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Celebrate Old Baldy in June!

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

One of the most memorable things about Bald Head Island is our treasured Old Baldy. North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse can be found on the island with 108 steps to the top. Once to the top of the lighthouse, you can get stunning panoramic views that you won’t get anywhere else. While the view will be incredible, there is much more to love about Old Baldy. This historical landmark was built in 1817 and has many, many years of exciting stories... Continue reading


Why Visit Old Baldy During a Trip to BHI

Published on Monday, March 19, 2018

When many people plan a trip to Bald Head Island, they are excited about spending time relaxing at one of Bald Head Island’s pristine beaches with amazing views or playing a round of golf on the newly renovated Bald Head Island Golf Course. However, if you love visiting historical landmarks you will want to add a tour to Old Baldy to your list of things to do while visiting Bald Head Island.  Here is a short list of why you will not want to miss Continue reading

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National Lighthouse Weekend on Bald Head Island

Published on Friday, July 28, 2017

The official National Lighthouse Day is on August 7th, 2017. On this day the US Bureau of Lighthouses was created back in 1789. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors and also assists in aerial navigation. With modern electronic navigational systems on the scene the number of operational lighthouses has declined. Join us as we celebrate history during National Lighthouse Day Weekend “Two Centuries of Continue reading

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A Look into Bald Head Island History

Published on Thursday, June 1, 2017

History may not be our favorite subject but learning the past stories about beloved destinations, landmarks, and traditions can be exciting. There’s more to Bald Head Island than beautiful scenery and pristine beaches. Digging into its history can make you fall even more in love with this charming place. Bald Head Island, which is part of Smith Island, is a unique coastal island located in the mouth of Cape Fear River. It got its name from the dunes Continue reading

2017 Events on Bald Head Island

Published on Friday, March 31, 2017

This year is very special to Bald Head Island. We will be celebrating the 200th Birthday of Old Baldy Lighthouse, with numerous events throughout the year to mark the occasion. Make your plans now to be a part of the celebrations. With festivities kicking off in April and running through the holiday season, you’ll want to return to the island again and again to join in on the fun.       It’s estimated that Old Baldy Lighthouse has 28,000 Continue reading

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A Lighthouse Lovers Hop

Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

North Carolina is a great place to visit for those who love to explore lighthouses. Used as location markers along the coast lighthouses hold a wealth of history and are intriguing to tour. North Carolina has a total of 9 original lighthouses still standing making this Lighthouse Lovers Hop packed with excitement!  Out of the 9 original lighthouses 5 can be toured and climbed. Our hop starts at Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Red brick towers above Continue reading

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