Free climbing to celebrate 147th birthday of Currituck Beach Lighthouse on Thursday

Free climbing to celebrate 147th birthday of Currituck Beach Lighthouse on Thursday

November 28th, 2022

The non-profit Outer Banks Conservationists and its Currituck Beach Lighthouse invite you to celebrate the beacon that in 1875 “illumined” the East Coast’s last dark space.

Still a public, active aid to navigation the lighthouse has guided thousands of Atlantic-faring vessels off our coast. It is also an architectural delight, both inside and out and the light station is one of the best preserved in the nation.

On December 1st, 2022 come experience its sense of place and help celebrate the 147th year of light.

First lit on December 1, 1875 illuminating, and eliminating, the dark space between the Bodie Island Lighthouse and Cape Henry Lighthouse, the 162-foot-tall, unpainted brick conical tower offers incredible views of the northern Outer Banks as well as the tower’s First-order Fresnel lens.

Climb the 220 steps to the outdoor gallery with 9 landings along the way where you can enjoy the newly-renovated picturesque windows, read exhibits on the history of the Station and lighthouses, and catch your breath. Come anytime from 11am-4pm.

You can also commemorate the tower and support the organization that keeps the tower well-preserved with a Season Pass, climb every day of the season if you’d like mid-March through December 1, available for purchase for individuals and families, which also includes unlimited visits to Island Farm on Roanoke Island.

Please visit for more information and to purchase online or come in person on December 1st.

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