The first day is a fee free day!
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse climbing hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily in the spring and fall, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., May 22 through Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Ticket sales for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse begin at 8:15 a.m. daily and close at 4:30 p.m. in the spring and fall, and at 5:30 p.m. May 22 through Labor Day.
Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and those holding a National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Access Pass. Tickets are available on a first come/first served basis and can only be purchased in-person at the site the day of the climb. There are no advance ticket sales.
Children must be at least 42” tall, and children under 12 must be escorted by a person at least 16 years old. Climbing the lighthouses is strenuous climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is equivalent to climbing a 12-story building.
For more information on what to expect, check the park website www.nps.gov/caha