Climb to the Top:
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum Shop are open daily in season 9a.m .until 5p.m. During the summer the lighthouse will remain open on Thursdays until 8pm. The season begins 1-week before Easter and remains open through the weekend after Thanksgiving Day. The site is closed on Thanksgiving Day. During periods of high winds or thunderstorms the lighthouse tower may be closed to climbers. Winter months provide time for restoration and maintenance. Admission to the grounds and parking are free. There is a fee to climb the tower for everyone 8 years of age and older. Children 7 years and younger are admitted free with a climbing adult. Cash, checks and domestic Traveler's Checks are accepted forms of payment. We do not take credit cards. The Museum Shop accepts cash, checks and credit cards for their merchandise only and not for climbing the lighthouse. Lighthouse construction predates modern building codes and safety regulations, so visitors are required to sign a liability waiver prior to climbing. Children 12 and younger may climb only if accompanied by an adult. Parents or guardians must sign a waiver for unaccompanied children ages 13 through 17. Telephone 252/453-4939 for lighthouse hours, fees and other information
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is a member of Currituck Heritage Park,
Historic Corolla and the Historic Albemarle Tour.
Tour groups are welcome at Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Special rates
are available for school groups, non-profit groups, and professionally
guided tours provided the group has 15 or more climbers. Arrangements
must be made at least 3-weeks in advance with the site manager. Tours
Prior to the tour, each person must sign a liability statement (known
as a sign-in sheet) with his or her (legible) signature and full home
address. The sheets are kept private and are not used for mailing lists.
To save time, sign-up sheets will be mailed to the tour coordinator and
must be turned in to the staff person at the entrance gate upon arrival.
Tours groups arriving without completed sign-in sheets will forfeit the
Please contact 252/453-8152 or e-mail to make arrangements and discuss
fees with the site manager.
At the junction of Highway 158 and Route 12, take Route 12 heading north
towards Duck and Corolla. The lighthouse entrance is 20 miles from
the junction, on the left, just beyond the Currituck Heritage Park
sign. You may also enter at Currituck Heritage Park and ask the guide
at the entrance for directions from there.