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Full Moon Tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on July 15, 2011

13 Jul 2011
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As a special experience for the visiting public and local communities, the National Park Service will be offering Full Moon Tours of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse the evening of Friday, July 15!   Two tours will be given, one at 8:30 p.m. and a second at 9:30 p.m., and each tour is limited to 30 people.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, and ticket sales will begin on Wednesday, July 13.  The lighthouse ticket booth is open from 8:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. daily.  Don't delay the tickets will sell out quickly, so get yours today!   You don't want to miss this chance to see Hatteras Island, and the full moon, from the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse!

As there are no lights inside the lighthouse, climbers will navigate the 257 stair staircase using handheld flashlights that each participant must provide.   During the climb, park rangers will provide stories of the lighthouse keeper.  From the watch room, visitors will be able to view the light up close and in motion and hear of the operation of the beacon, past and present - a truly unique experience!  Outside on the lighthouse balcony (weather permitting) climbers will get a glimpse of what the lighthouse keepers of old were able to experience - seeing that beam of light reaching out to sea and the startling reflection of the newly risen moon on the ocean.

Admission for the Full Moon tour is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 11 years and younger, as well as seniors 62 years and older.  Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.  All participants must be at least 42 inches tall and must be able to climb the Lighthouse on their own, participants cannot be carried during the tour.

The Full Moon tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a must-do while you are vacationing on Hatteras Island.  It is such a unique and great experience!

Tour tickets are non-refundable.  If the tour is cancelled due to weather, the ticket holder may exchange the ticket the following morning, Saturday, July 16 between 8:15am-9:15am, usable on July 16 for day climbing.