Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Corolla

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Very nice trip especially for families. We toured the grounds. Climbed to the top of the lighthouse and visited the gift shop in less than 2 hours 
  • We toured Bodie Island-Nags Head, Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke, Currituck and Roanoke Marshes. The history behind each of these is fascinating. You can walk up quqite a few of them for aspecial view if you...  read more »
  • I only put four because I have a fear of heights and the trip down the 220 stairs was enough to almost send me into a anxiety attack. the view was great from the top, but the walk up the stairs is har...  read more »
  • 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.
  • The view at the top is worth the long climb and wait outside. During the peak season the line be very long, either come early in the morning or late afternoon. Admission is cash only.
  • What a great Coralla experience. You'll learn about the history of the lighthouse and take in a view from bay to ocean. It is a little pricey at $10 per person but it all goes tip a non profit historical society so at least it is going to a good cause.
  • Beautiful grounds, surrounded by a beautiful park and nature center with beautiful views of the sound. Closed during the off-season, which is why I have given only a 3 star. Couldn't even get up close just to see the outside of the lighthouse. Restrooms are close to parking and clean. Here for my son's college spring break. Should consider opening in time for college students to appreciate this area.
  • Best lighthouse. They have very informative literature on the landings going up to the top of the lighthouse. Take advantage of it. Also gives you a break on the way up to the top.
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