Fodor's Expert Review Bodie Island Light Station

Hatteras Island Nautical Site/Lighthouse Fodor's Choice
The original Bodie (pronounced "body") lighthouse was constructed in 1847 but had to be abandoned in 1859 because of structural issues; the replacement lighthouse was destroyed by Confederate troops in 1861. The current black-and-white-banded, 156-foot-tall lighthouse was completed in 1872 and has been restored several times. The original lightkeepers' home, last remodeled in 1992, now serves as a ranger station and information center. From the third Friday in April to Columbus Day, you can climb the 214 steps to the top. (Children must be at least 42 inches tall, and climbers must weigh less than 260 pounds.)
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Quick Facts

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Rd.
Bodie Island, North Carolina  27959, USA

252-475–9000 -National Park Service information

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Grounds and visitor center free, lighthouse climb $10, Lighthouse tower closed mid-Oct.–late Apr.

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