Come see one of the nation's few remaining screwpile lighthouses, perched like a beacon on Edenton's downtown waterfront. The Roanoke River Lighthouse was built in 1886 to guide ships from the Albemarle Sound into the Roanoke River. Then it was situated in the Albemarle Sound, and after being moved by barge multiple times, the lighthouse reached its final destination in 2012. Restoration of the lighthouse was completed in 2014. Today's visitors are invited to check out the work that has restored the Roanoke River Lighthouse's classic beauty and learn about its intricate story and the colorful characters who shaped its journey. You can marvel at the lighthouse from the boardwalk along the river and even venture inside — it's open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for children 12 years and younger.