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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Free Winter Climb Day

Looking up at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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News Release Date: November 8, 2017

Contact: National Parks of Eastern NC, 252-473-2111

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will be open to the public for a free Winter Climb on Saturday December 9, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Volunteers from the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Cape Hatteras National Seashore park rangers look forward to greeting local residents and visitors at the lighthouse. Children who wish to climb the lighthouse must be at least 42” tall, and children under 12 years of age must be escorted by a person at least 16 years old. Climbing the lighthouse is strenuous and is equivalent to climbing a 12-story building. For more information on what to expect, check the park website

“This opportunity to climb Cape Hatteras Lighthouse free of charge is one of many ways to welcome in the holidays along the Outer Banks,” stated Dave Hallac, Superintendent of the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina.

This lighthouse climb is part of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau OBXmas Weekends initiative highlighting Outer Banks holiday events.

National parks are public lands managed by the National Park Service. They offer experiences and educational opportunities for all to enjoy.

Last updated: November 8, 2017

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


(252) 473-2111

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