Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Corolla

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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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  • Currituck Beach Lighthouse, also known as the Corolla Lighthouse, is the northernmost beacon on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The last of the lights to be built along the state’s barrier islands, Coro...  more »
  • What a fun trek up the steps of the lighthouse—- not too strenuous- great views. Worth the trip. The grounds are beautiful and the Whalehead club is right next door.  more »
  • Although the lighthouse is not open during the off-season, we enjoyed walking around the historic area along the waterfront. We did not get to go inside the lighthouse but could see it in all its glor...  more »
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  • I liked this lighthouse a lot. We were there just after Christmas so we couldn't go inside. It would have been nice to climb up it and see the sights though. The grounds here are nice and I did still enjoy visiting. We also walked around the grounds here out towards the water and the kids played on a small wooden bridge. We were able to get some nice photos there too.
  • Beautiful and well maintained. There are even areas perfect for a picnic. The whole area is really nice. You can visit for free, but have to pay a small fee to climb it. There are wild horses nearby and lots of nature trails.
  • Very friendly staff and the walk was not rushed. You could walk at your own pace and there were landings to rest or pass. Beautiful views at the top and there were windows periodically so you could progressively see how how you were getting. Loved it.
  • Great to visit, but $10 to climb. Free wildlife museum next door and cute shop. Also a great view of the sound in walking distance.
  • Great family outing. Super windy at the top. Be sure to secure your belongings. Gift shop is a must do. Lots of unique gifts with fair pricing. Took about an hour total to climb the lighthouse and walkthrough gift shop.
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