The Corolla Chapel was build in 1885. It is located two and a half blocks from the lighthouse. It was originally built as an Interdenominational chapel but was used primarily by Missionary Baptists in its early years. Catholic masses were said at the church starting in 1917 and continued on from time to time throught the world war years for Coast Guard personnel. The church closed in the 1960's when most of the population had left Corolla. It remained closed for over twenty five until the rebirth of Corolla in the 1980's. You can attend services at this historical chapel during the summer months from Memorial Day through October.
There are a few historical buildings that have been restored and you can get a feel for how the village looked around the late 1800's. A walking tour map can be obtained from the realtors office at Twiddy & Company which is located at the opening of the historical area.
under the lighthouse, there is a little garden - green and fresh, plus a gift shop with all the holiday stuff you need ;-). We even found some Italian chocolates.
Here I am standing at the entrance to the Carrituck Lighthouse. As you can see by the sign the Lighthouse is closed in the winter.
The Corolla School House has been restored and is on the walking tour. However you can not go inside. The school house was built in the mid 1890's. Surprisingly is was not closed until 1958.