About The Roanoke River LightHouse and Maritime Museum

Learn about the Roanoke River Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. It serves a two-fold purpose: to collect, preserve, interpret, and present the maritime history of the Roanoke River and Albemarle Sound, and to provide a gathering place for public and private events.

The museum campus consists of three structures and a public park covering about one acre: the museum and public events building at 206 West Water Street; the replica 1867 Roanoke River Lighthouse in Water Street Landing Park across the street from the museum; and a storage warehouse across the alley from the museum.

Water Street Landing Park, which overlooks the Roanoke River, has been designated a Network to Freedom National Underground Railroad site by the National Park Service.

About Page Image: Plymouth waterfront on the Roanoke River, circa 1920s. Photo by P.E. Davenport, from the North Carolina Collection, Chapel Hill

Plymouth waterfront on the Roanoke River, circa 1920s. Photo by P.E. Davenport, from the North Carolina Collection, Chapel Hill