Lighthouse climbing and other offerings available at Bodie Island, Ocracoke and Cape Hatteras

Published 1:06 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022

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On Wednesday, April 27, Bodie Island Lighthouse climbing started.

Climbing is available Wednesday through Saturday through early fall 2022.

The first climb is at 9 a.m., with the final climb at 5:40 p.m.

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Climbing tickets can only be purchased on the day of intended climb. Tickets are on sale Wednesday through Saturday starting at 7 a.m. Purchase tickets at

The base of the Ocracoke Lighthouse is open for viewing Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

No climbing season has been announced at this time for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

Lighting the Way for 150 Years is an educational program offered at the Bodie Island Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Ocracoke Lighthouse. The time at all three locations is 11 to 11:30 a.m.

At Bodie Island, the program is offered on Wednesday and Thursday. Meet on the back porch of the keeper’s quarters.

On Ocracoke, the program is offered Tuesday and Thursday. Meet on the grounds of the Ocracoke Lighthouse.

At the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the program is offered Monday through Friday. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Details, history, and current restoration efforts are topics.