Currituck Beach LighthouseClimb the 220 steps of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, and you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Outer Banks. What will you see from your perch on high? The Whalehead Club, for one, as well as the vast Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound. In 1875, the 162-foot lighthouse lit its first lamp, keeping passing ships safe from North Carolina's oftentimes treacherous shore. The Lighthouse Keeper's House was constructed the next year. Today, part of it is used for the Museum Shop, and you can find all kinds of fun souvenirs there, including T-shirts, postcards, hats and books. The Fresnel Lens still lights up the nights. While the tower closes to visitors in the winter, the grounds are ususally open year round.
Prices -Children 7 and younger can climb the tower for free with an adult. Those 8 and older pay $8. Pay by cash or check. (The Museum Shop accepts credit cards for merchandise only.) Parking and visiting the grounds are free.
Hours -The tower is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5p.m, during the season, from the end of March to the end of November.
- Celebrating 135 Years of Light!
- Creepy in Corolla
- Winter Education Series
- Tower climbs
- Museum Shop
- Tour groups
- Keeper's House
- Wedding ceremonies