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Bodie Island Lighthouse opens for climbing April 26

Photo of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. NPS/Kurt Moses.
Photo of the Bodie Island Lighthouse.

NPS/Kurt Moses

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News Release Date: March 30, 2023

Contact: Mike Barber, 252-270-5389

MANTEO, N.C. — The Bodie Island Lighthouse will be open for climbing this year beginning Wednesday, April 26. Standing nearly 165 feet tall, the Bodie Island Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the third lighthouse to serve this area.

Climbing tickets go on sale at 7 a.m. and may only be purchased on the same day of your intended climb. Tickets are only available for purchase at

Pro tip: Tickets sell out quickly, so create your account prior to the date you intend to purchase tickets.

Learn more about climbing lighthouses at

A climbing season at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is unlikely, due to restoration efforts.

Last updated: March 30, 2023

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