NPS Offers September 4thFull Moon Tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Contact: Rachelle Olsen , 252-995-4474 x24
As a very special experience for the visiting public and local communities, the National Park Service will be offering Full Moon Tours of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse the evening of September 4, 2009.
*Standard admission fees apply—$7 for adults, $3.50 for children (11 and under) and seniors (62 and older). It is anticipated that tickets will sell
*Each participant must bring a handheld flashlight with fresh batteries. Drinking water is recommended.
*All participants are required to be at least 42 inches tall and must climb the steps on their own—they cannot be carried. Keep in mind that some youngsters, although meeting height requirements, may not enjoy the dimly lit, sometimes claustrophobic environment.
*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
*All participants must climb and descend with their tour group.
*Know your limitations! The lighthouse is tall, dark, and can be a challenge to climb. During the summer it can be hot and humid inside. There are no internal lights, water fountains, or air conditioners.
*All routine lighthouse safety requirements, as well as restrictions as to eating, drinking, gum, etc., apply. This information will be provided to you when you purchase your ticket.
*Tickets are non-refundable. If the program is cancelled due to weather, the ticket holder may exchange the ticket the following morning, September 5, between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. for a replacement ticket useable only on that day. This ticket will be for day climbing only.
Did You Know?
When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.