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Blue Ridge Parkway
11 Visitor's Centers
There are several locations along the Parkway's length that have the stamp. As far as I know, the stamps are all the same.  (704) 298-0398 There are eleven visitor centers along the Parkway, five in Virginia and six in North Carolina.
Overmountain Victory NST
TN-NC-SC
N/A - see South Carolina (Cowpens NBP)   Stamp is apparently located in the Ashville HQ of the BRP
Cape Hatteras NS
Manteo, NC
There are three major accesses to NC Highway 12, which is the only major route through the park. From the north, NC Highway 158 accesses the Outer Banks at Kitty Hawk, and then intersects NC Highway 12 at the park's northern entrance below Nags Head. U.S. Highway 64 comes in from the west at Roanoke Island, and also intersects NC Highway 12 at the park's northern entrance. Finally, state-operated toll ferries access the park's southern entrance at Ocracoke Island from Cedar Island or Swan Quarter (call 1-800-BY-FERRY).
The Buxton Hatteras Island Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bodie Island and Ocracoke Island Visitor Centers are open seasonally. (919) 473-2111
   
Cape Hatteras NS
Buxton, NC
   
Cape Hatteras NS
Bodie, NC
   
Cape Hatteras NS
Ocracoke, NC
   
Cape Lookout NS
Harkers Island, NC
Cape Lookout National Seashore's Visitor Center is located on the eastern end of Harkers Island, approximately 20 mi (30 km) east of Beaufort, NC and 30 mi ( 50 km) south of the Cedar Island terminus of the Cedar Island - Ocracoke Ferry. From Beaufort: Take U.S. 70 east to Harkers Island Road (SR 1332/SR 1335). From Cedar Island: Take SR 12 south past the Atlantic turnoff to US 70 west. Continue on US 70 to Harkers Island Road (SR1332/SR 1335) . Follow Harkers Island Road until it terminates. On the left is the two-story visitor center.Visitor Center on Harkers Island is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitor Centers in the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters and in Portsmouth Village are open from April to November (hours vary). Private ferry service to the park offered mid-March to the first weekend in December. (919) 728-2250    
Cape Lookout NS
Keeper's Quarters, NC
   
Cape Lookout NS
Portsmouth Villiage, NC
   
Carl Sandburg Home NHS
Flat Rock, NC
The park is 5 miles south of Hendersonville, NC. Turn off U.S. 25 onto Little River Road at the Flat Rock Playhouse. The park is 26 miles south of Asheville via Interstate 26. Take Upward Road exit off of Interstate 26 and follow the signs to the park.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all year (704) 693-4178
 
Fort Raleigh NHS
Roanoke Island, NC
Fort Raleigh NHS is on Roanoke Island, and is located off US 64-264, three miles north of Manteo, NC. The site is 92 miles southeast of Norfolk, VA and 197 miles east of Raleigh, NC.
Sunday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (919) 473-5772
   
Great Smoky Mtn. NP
Cherokee, NC
From I-40, take U.S. Route 19 West through Maggie Valley. Proceed to U.S. 441 North at Cherokee into the Park. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (423) 436-1200
See also Great Smoky Mtn, Tennessee
 
Guilford Courthouse NMP
Greensboro, NC
I-85 Lee Street to Morrow Boulevard, north to Fisher Street; turn right on Battleground Avenue; park is approximately five miles north; turn right on New Garden Road. I-40 East: exit 213 (Guilford College-Jamestown Road); turn left on College Road; go north two miles; turn right on New Garden Road; go four miles to park.
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (910) 288-1776
   
Kings Mountain NMP
Kings Mountain, NC
N/A    
Moores Creek NB
Currie, NC
The park is located on N.C. 210 about three miles west of U.S. 421. The park also is accessible from I-40 by taking NC 210 west about 15 miles to the park. The park is approximately 20 miles NW from Wilmington, North Carolina, a city of 55,000 people.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. summer (910) 283-5591
   
Wright Brothers NM
Kill Devil Hills, NC
The park is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the town of Kill Devil Hills. The Visitor Center is 15 miles northeast of Manteo, NC on US-158.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. summer (919) 441-7430
   

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