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Extended Cape Lookout Lighthouse Climbing Days & Hours

View from Lighthouse
NPS Photo, Kerby Price

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Date: February 3, 2012
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3005

HARKERS ISLAND, NC - Cape Lookout National Seashore announced that the season and hours of operation for climbing the Cape Lookout Lighthouse will be extended beginning this summer, adding one day per week (Wednesdays) and one additional climb time (at 3:45 p.m.) on each of the days that the lighthouse is open.

In 2012, the Cape Lookout Lighthouse will be open for climbing, Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., starting on May 16, 2012. The last day for climbing will be September 22, 2012. Please join us for a spectacular view atop the Cape Lookout Light.

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Machine Gun Nest

During World War II, two 6 inch guns were mounted along the beach and two machine gun nests were built off the main road in the Cape Lookout Village Historic District. Cape Lookout National Seashore