Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Corolla

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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. Use our Corolla itinerary maker to visit Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum on your trip to Corolla, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Was a real treat seeing this historic site. Incredible scenic stop to get the kids out and run around. Climb to top wasn't hot or difficult. Views from the top were as spectacular as promised by Bruce...  more »
  • You can walk the lighthouse if you want, or just walk around a take pictures. There is a gift shop you should purchase something from to help support the lighthouse. There is still a family and light ...  more »
  • Definitely worth the $10 to climb to the top to see the views of the northern Outer Banks. The climb is challenging but there are landings to take breaks as you make your way to the top.  more »
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  • This is a must if you are coming to Corolla! The beautiful red brick light house stands watch over the ocean and it passing ships. Fantastic views from the top! Great little shop there as well. This light house is very historic and should be on your list of things to see on the East Coast. Plenty of parking, and they have restrooms available. A must do in Corolla!
  • I hear that it may be under repair right now, but when it re-opens and if you've got the cash, I recommend you check it out! It's getting harder to find these lighthouses still open, and the view is amazing so don't miss out. Price I think was a steep $20ea though but still a unique and fairly short experience.
  • If you are in the Currituck area you have to at least visit this place once. The museum explains the unique nature and history of the area with a wonderfully preserved historical village nearby. The lighthouse (which you can see from almost anywhere in the area) is beautiful and open to anyone who would like to climb it.
  • Great restoration and maintenance. Privately owned and can see the foundation is investing the money back into the landmark. Bring a picnic for the park and check out the Whalehead Club on same property. Was a private 1920's vacation residence.
  • It is a neat lighthouse. This was my second time coming(two different years). It is $10 a person, but anyone under 7(if I remember correctly) gets to go up for free.