Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Contact Address Information:
5801 Highway 17 North
This lighthouse has been managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1858.
Tower Height: 150
Height of Focal Plane: 161
Description of Tower: Octagonal brick tower, lower third white, upper two-thirds painted with alternating black and white vertical stripes.
Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.
This light is not operational
1827: Brick tower (remains still standing).
Date Established: 1827
Date Present Tower Built: 1858
Date Deactivated: 1947
Optics: 1858: First order Fresnel lens (removed).
Current Use: Landmark in wildlife refuge.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is accessible by boat only. Call the visitor center at 843-928-3368 for information. A company called Coastal Expeditions on Sullivan's Island may be able to able to provide transportation; call 843-881-4582. Cape Romain Marine offers tours; see www.caperomainmarine.com/lighthouse.html or call 843-887-3330.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places