Moonlight tours offered at lighthouse

Posted September 28, 2009
Updated September 29, 2009

The National Park Service will offer evening tours of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Oct. 4 to coincide with the full moon. Each tour – at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – is limited to 30 people.

Climbers are asked to bring their own flashlights to navigate the lighthouse's 257 steps. At the top, they will stand on the balcony to witness the beam of the light shining out onto the ocean.

Admission fee is $7 for adults, $3.50 for those under age 12 and over age 61. advance tickets can be purchased at the lighthouse ticket booth beginning Oct. 2. This event is expected to sell out.


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  • irishale Sep 29, 2009

    be neat to do this... unfortunately, you have to buy the tickets in person.... which means 2 trips to Cape Hatteras 5 days apart (assuming you want to buy your ticket as soon as they are available) :(

    But.. very glad they are doing this... always thought it be awesome to be up there at night!

  • RK01 Sep 29, 2009

    After calling the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to gather information on tickets, I was told that this event is actually scheduled for October 4th not the 7th as mentioned in the article.