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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  • Beautiful place one of my favorite lighthouses, great history, calm, relaxing, fun. The walk up was a workout but I got my steps in ! Will bring back the family for more!  more »
  • It was an all right time. Grounds are well kept and lighthouse is well maintained. Nothing really special. $10 to climb to the top. Not bad.  more »
  • Worth the stop for pictures! Cannot get a good base to top photo here, though. Lots of trees. Beautiful area!  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!
  • Nice historic site, going early when it's warm is best. Great views once you get to the top! As of June/July 2017, there are some renovations going on at the lighthouse. Nothing terribly disruptive but part of the top of the light is blocked off currently.
  • 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.
  • It was great seeing horses that have been here over 500 years. They are wild so do not feed or pet. They are beautiful and so free! We had an excellent guide. He was so great in finding horses for us to see.
  • Nice big staircase fit people going up and down..at least until halfway up. Could use higher handrails. Very informative. Information even on bottom landings. Beautiful views.

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