Moonlight tours offered at lighthouse

Posted September 28, 2009 4:24 p.m. EDT
Updated September 29, 2009 11:04 a.m. EDT

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.