The National Park Service is offering two full moon tours of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse on September 15th at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This is a very special, unique experience for the visiting public and local community to see a bird’s eye view of the island under a full moon from the top of the lighthouse.
Each tour is limited to 30 people and tickets must be purchased in advance from the lighthouse ticket booth, located at the base of the lighthouse in Buxton, which is open daily from 8:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Because there are no lights in the lighthouse, climbers will navigate the 257 stairs using their own handheld flashlights. (Be sure to bring some with you.) During the climb, park rangers will provide stories of the hard duties of the lighthouse keeper. In the lantern room, where the lighthouse lens still functions, visitors will be able to view the light up close and in motion, and learn about the beacon’s operation in the past and present. Outside on the balcony, enjoy watching the rotating beam of light as it towers over the villages and ocean below.
Reservations can fill up fast for this seasonal event, so be sure and reserve your tickets ASAP for this very special tour.
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