Moonlight climbs scheduled for Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island lighthouses
Posted June 25, 2015
Hatteras, N.C. — The National Park Service has scheduled eight moonlight tours for visitors to Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island lighthouses in the summer of 2015.
2015 full moon tours will take place on:
- July 1 at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
- July 31 at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
- Aug. 29 at 8 and 9 p.m.
- Sept. 27 at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Ticket Booth is open from 8:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. through 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.
Guides will share stories of keepers of old and lead visitors on a flashlight climb to the working lantern room where the full moon is visible over the Atlantic Ocean.
Tour organizers warn that the climb can be dark, steep, hot, humid and close. Those who are uncomfortable with those conditions may not enjoy a moonlight tour.