Oak Island Lighthouse

Located in Caswell Beach near the Cape Fear River, Oak Island Lighthouse is an operating lighthouse offering guided tours to the top. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will enjoy picturesque views as they climb to the top of Oak Island Lighthouse. Tour options allow groups to climb all 131 steps to the top of the tower (age 9 and up) or climb to the second level of the lighthouse (age 7 and up). At the top of Oak Island Lighthouse, groups will have the chance to see the lighthouse’s original mercury bulb that shone at 70 million candlepower, which made it the brightest lighthouse in the United States from 1958 to 1962. See the website for tour times, which vary depending on the season and tour type.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appt.

School

While going up the first 12 steps and up the ladder through the portal, guides will tell students facts about the lighthouse and local history. Back at the base, groups can stroll along the beach, learn about local plants, birds, and sea turtles through informational signage, and see the lighthouse from the ground. Top tours must be reserved at least two to four weeks ahead of your desired field trip date. Reservations are not required for tours to the second level of the lighthouse.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Geography, local history, science, animal science.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 910-278-5471

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 20 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Email. Cost: Free

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

View Lesson Plan>>

Oak Island Lighthouse

Located in Caswell Beach near the Cape Fear River, Oak Island Lighthouse is an operating lighthouse offering guided tours to the top. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will enjoy picturesque views as they climb to the top of Oak Island Lighthouse. Tour options allow groups to climb all 131 steps to the top of the tower (age 9 and up) or climb to the second level of the lighthouse (age 7 and up). At the top of Oak Island Lighthouse, groups will have the chance to see the lighthouse’s original mercury bulb that shone at 70 million candlepower, which made it the brightest lighthouse in the United States from 1958 to 1962. See the website for tour times, which vary depending on the season and tour type.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appt.

Scouts

While journeying up the first 12 steps and up the ladder through the portal, guides will tell your troop facts about the lighthouse and local history. Back at the base, scouts can take a stroll along the beach, work on science-related badges as they learn about birds, native plants, and sea turtles through informational signs, and see the lighthouse from the ground. Top tours must be reserved at least two to four weeks ahead of your desired field trip date. Reservations are not required for tours to the second level of the lighthouse.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Geography, local history, bird study, animal science.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 910-278-5471

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 20 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Email. Cost: Free

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

View Lesson Plan>>

Oak Island Lighthouse

Located in Caswell Beach near the Cape Fear River, Oak Island Lighthouse is an operating lighthouse offering guided tours to the top. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will enjoy picturesque views as they climb to the top of Oak Island Lighthouse. Tour options allow groups to climb all 131 steps to the top of the tower (age 9 and up) or climb to the second level of the lighthouse (age 7 and up). At the top of Oak Island Lighthouse, groups will have the chance to see the lighthouse’s original mercury bulb that shone at 70 million candlepower, which made it the brightest lighthouse in the United States from 1958 to 1962. See the website for tour times, which vary depending on the season and tour type.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appt.

Camp

While climbing up the first 12 steps and up the ladder through the portal, guides will tell your summer camp group interesting facts about the lighthouse and local history. Back at the base, campers can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the beach, learn about sea turtles, birds, and local plants through informational signs, and see the lighthouse from the ground. Top tours must be booked at least two to four weeks ahead of your desired field trip date. Tours to the second level of the lighthouse do not require reservation.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 910-278-5471

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 20 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

View Lesson Plan>>

Oak Island Lighthouse

Located in Caswell Beach near the Cape Fear River, Oak Island Lighthouse is an operating lighthouse offering guided tours to the top. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will enjoy picturesque views as they climb to the top of Oak Island Lighthouse. Tour options allow groups to climb all 131 steps to the top of the tower (age 9 and up) or climb to the second level of the lighthouse (age 7 and up). At the top of Oak Island Lighthouse, groups will have the chance to see the lighthouse’s original mercury bulb that shone at 70 million candlepower, which made it the brightest lighthouse in the United States from 1958 to 1962. See the website for tour times, which vary depending on the season and tour type.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appt.

Homeschool

On your group’s journey up the first 12 steps and up the ladder through the portal, guides will tell your homeschoolers facts about the lighthouse and local history. Back at the base, homeschool groups can take a walk along the beach, work on science-related badges as they learn about sea turtles, birds, and local plants through informational signs, and see the lighthouse from the ground. Top tours must be booked at least two to four weeks ahead of your desired field trip date. Tours to the second level of the lighthouse do not require reservation.

topics covered:
Social studies, geography, local history, bird study, animal science.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 910-278-5471

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 20 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Email. Cost: Free

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

View Lesson Plan>>

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