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Hatteras Lighthouse Winter Climb Dec. 9

HATTERAS ISLAND — Outer Banks Lighthouse Society volunteers and Cape Hatteras National Seashore park rangers invite visitors to climb the lighthouse from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9 during a special winter climb.

This lighthouse climb is part of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau OBXmas Weekends initiative highlighting Outer Banks holiday events.

“This opportunity to climb Cape Hatteras Lighthouse free of charge is one of many ways to welcome in the holidays along the Outer Banks,” stated Dave Hallac, Superintendent of the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina.

Children who wish to climb the lighthouse must be at least 42” tall, and children under 12 years of age must be escorted by a person at least 16 years old. Climbing the lighthouse is strenuous and is equivalent to climbing a 12-story building.

National parks are public lands managed by the National Park Service.

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