On Thursday, August 15, the National Park Service will provide visitors the unique opportunity to climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at night under the light of the full moon!
Full Moon Tours are a great way to experience this historic structure as the light keepers would have on their nightly watches. Rangers guiding the tours will share stories of keepers of old and give climbers a rare peak at the working light in the lantern room. On a clear night, the full moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean is a breathtaking site.
The tour may be cancelled if weather conditions are unsafe (i.e., high winds, storms, and/or lightning in the area).
- Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm (ticket sales start at 10 am, September 11)
- Tickets go on sale three days before the tour date at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Distance: miles
- Number of Steps: 257
- Accessible: No
- Effort: Strenuous
|Adult (ages 16+)||1 x $8.00|
|Senior (ages 62+)||1 x $4.00|
|Child (ages 15 and under)||1 x $4.00|
|Cancellation Fee||$1.00 per ticket|
Need to Know
- Children must be at least 42″ tall and capable of climbing all steps on their own.
- Children 11 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult who is 16 years of age or older.
- No person may be lifted or carried.
- Running, jumping, or stomping, on stairs and landings is prohibited.
- Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew tobacco.
- No pets, other than service animals.
- Do not arrive in heels over 1 1/2 inches high or with bare feet.
- Leave umbrellas in your car.
- Backpacks, tripods, coolers, beach bags, surfboards, fishing poles, and the like also need to be left in your car.
- Throwing of any object off the lighthouse is unsafe and may get you in big trouble! Lighthouse may close at any time if weather conditions are unsafe.