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Full Moon Climbs of Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island Lighthouses
August 29, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse or the Bodie Island Light House. Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light close up in the lantern room, and catch the reflection off the Atlantic Ocean of the newly-risen full moon as you stand on the lighthouse balcony. Tickets are required.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. Tickets are sold only on the day of the Full Moon Tour between 8:15 am and 5:30 pm at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ticket booth. You must purchase your ticket in person at the ticket booth; you can not purchase tickets over the phone or internet. The number of tickets for each tour is limited. Tickets are $8 per adult, and $4 for children (11 and under) and seniors (62 and older).
Children joining the climb must be at least 42-inches tall and must climb the steps on their own—they cannot be carried. Also, keep in mind that some youngsters may not enjoy the dimly lit, sometimes claustrophobic environment. Children 11 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).
Prior to purchasing tickets, consider your own limitations and those of your group. The lighthouse is tall, dark, often hot and humid, and can be a challenge to climb. There is no air conditioning or internal lights.