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Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034
Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras or Bodie Island Lighthouse this summer. Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light close up in the lantern room, and catch the reflection off the Atlantic Ocean of the newly-risen full moon as you stand on the lighthouse balcony. Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance.
2015 Full Moon Tours will take place on:
July 1 at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm
July 31 at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm
August 29 at 8 pm and 9 pm
September 27 at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased only on the day of the climb and you must purchase your
ticket at the site where you wish to climb. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Ticket Booth is
open from 8:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. June-August, and 8:15 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. in
September. The Bodie Island Lighthouse Ticket Desk is open from 8:45 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. The number of tickets for each tour is limited. T ickets are $8 per adult, and $4 for children (11 and under) and
seniors (62 and older). Tickets are non-refundable.
Children joining the climb must be at least 42-inches tall and must climb the steps on their own—they cannot be carried. Also, keep in mind that some youngsters may not enjoy the dimly lit, sometimes claustrophobic environment. Children 11 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).Prior
to purchasing tickets, consider your own limitations and those of your group. The lighthouse is tall, dark, often hot and humid, and can be a challenge to climb. There is no air conditioning and no internal light system.