While we were on the island, we visited the Bald Head Island lighthouse, called "Old Baldy". It was replaced by another lighthouse that was torn down and replaced by the Oak Island lighthouse.
Looking down the stairwell, which got narrower and narrower the higher you climbed, and ended with a ladder that goes up through a very small hole to the top. I had a mini breakdown in the top, with all of the kids crammed into a small area with a hole in the floor. My "oh-so-kind-and-supportive-hubby" made a video of the whole thing, lol.
The boys in the top. Want to know why they are smiling? The hubs called me a sassafras, and everyone laughed. I can feel the love people. (the green stickers say "I supported Old Baldy")
The Bald Head Island Conservancy. This had many neat animal species, some alive, some in jars, for the kids to look at and touch. They also do day camps here.
This is where the other lighthouse was. It was an all metal structure. They left this much for people to walk around and see. I wish I would have taken a shot of the parking lot. Seeing 10 golf carts parked in a row, with various beach things is cute. It is also harder than you think to find yours, lol.