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Friends of the Oak Island Lighthouse
1100 Caswell Beach Rd.
Caswell Beach, NC 28465

The Oak Island Lighthouse was gifted to the Town of Caswell Beach by the federal government as part of the land to parks program in 2004. The town created Friends of the Oak Island Lighthouse (FOIL) to preserve the lighthouse and surrounding grounds, conduct tours, provide informational signage and be financially self sufficient. In order to execute the duties assigned by the town, FOIL recruits volunteers. More information about the lighthouse may be found on the website.

Volunteers are needed to conduct lighthouse tours either to the second level or to the top and training is provided. Lighthouse tours to the second level (12 steps)are conducted every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM during the summer season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Tours to the top of the lighthouse (up 131 ladder steps) are conducted year round with at least two weeks notice (4 weeks during June, July and August) and can be requested on the website up to a year in advance. All tour scheduling and volunteer coordination are done through email at: oakislandlighthouse@gmail.com. Merchandise volunteers are needed for the Wednesday and Saturday times as well. FOIL is always looking for volunteers to assist with the maintenance and general operation of the lighthouse, as well as, special functions such as signage, fundraising, marketing and grants.

 

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