Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Corolla
(4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The climb is only $10. Beautiful grounds and view. The gift shop has some wonderful items. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful! 
  • The Currituck Beach Light is a lighthouse located on the Outer Banks in Corolla, North Carolina. An example of Gothic Revival architecture, the Currituck Beach Light was added to the National Register...  more »
  • Were there with friends when they found out their daughter passed the bar exam on her first try so that made it even more special. In November there's a solitude to this place that I adore. The light ...  more »
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  • We loved it. The grounds are well kept and staff was very friendly and happy to answer questions. We enjoyed our trip and would recommend it to anyone considering to stop. Cost to walk up is $10 per person.
  • A beautiful lighthouse located in a very scenic location. Such a beautiful area to spend a few hours relaxing in. And the best lighthouse gift shop I've seen.
  • if you like to go to historical location its one stop all tourist got to make because mine self just climb the 220 stairs light house today its was a beautiful landscaping and the view was significant. the price is 10.00 cash or check only and its well worth it because they even give you a sticker at the end of the climb that's read. i climbed currituck beach light house end quote if you also a person who like to travel and like seeing the light house they got a season passes for one person $50 or family seasonal passes for $120 thats help maintenance the light house and for keeping up the maintance... go see them its will be good photo's outting too for all the locals
  • Very nice to visit, but 10 usd a person for just going up the lighthouse is a bit expensive. 5 would be fair. Other then that great views!
  • Beautiful grounds, expertly laid red brick, fully functional lighthouse. Climb to the top! The out buildings are still intact and the amazing gift shop toward the back of the property covers the entire cottage and is extensive and fairly priced. Must visit if on OBX vacation.