Currituck Beach Lighthouse Free Climb Day
March 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outer Banks Conservationists and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse invite you to climb for free on the first day of our 2023 Season!
Join us any time 9am-5pm. A public, active aid to navigation, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse was built in 1875 to fill the last remaining “dark space” on the East coast. Open to the public since 1990, the tower will be open every day in season (weather permitting) 9am-5pm through November 30th. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, the 220 steps to the top, the panoramic view of the northern Outer Banks, a unique elliptical brick path, and the Victorian stick style buildings. The smaller Keeper’s dwelling is open as a museum shop.
Learn from docents, brochures, exhibits, and artifacts about shipwrecks, the lives of lighthouse keepers, the history of the tower, and the original 1st order Fresnel lens. The night marker is a 3 second-on, 17 second-off pattern; the day marker the tower’s unpainted red brick.