Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Corolla

#2 of 87 in Museums in North Carolina Coast
Must see · Lighthouse · Historic Site
See the 1875 Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, an example of Gothic Revival architecture in the form of a 46 m (150 ft) tall observational tower. Climb the 220 steps of its winding staircase to get a panoramic view of the Currituck Sound, the ocean, and the historical Corolla Village. Check out the lighthouse-related souvenirs, such as T-shirts, magnets, and ornaments at the museum shop. Keep in mind the lighthouse is closed during times of strong winds and thunderstorms. The site has free parking. Arrange to visit Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and other attractions in Corolla using our Corolla vacation builder site.
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  • We visited 3 lighthouses (Hatterus, Bodey, this one), but at this time, this was the only one we could climb. There is a max of 32 people inside, we waited about 15-20 mins in line to enter. Masks...  more »
  • Our family enjoyed the climb to the top. It wasn’t too warm or windy, so a good day to be there! There wasn’t anyone regulating the number of folks at the top; maybe this will have to be done during.....  more »
  • If you are near this area, the lighthouse is a great point of interest. The whole family can enjoy this. This area is well shaded, so it's a nice escape from the summer sun. There is a gift shop and restrooms on site. It's fairly close to eating options. It's $10 to climb. It gets pretty hot inside, and not a grueling climb, tho you will burn some calories. But the view from on top is a great reward.
  • Beautiful views from a historic site that is still in operation. If you're in the Corolla area, you definitely need to make a stop here and climb the lighthouse for views you won't get anywhere else. The staff is also very kind and knowledgeable on any questions you might have about the lighthouse.

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