The Bodie Island Lighthouse will once again open to visitors next week.
The National Park Service recently completed an emergency stabilization project at the lighthouse.
The base of the structure will be open for public viewing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays,from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 31. This schedule will be in effect through Labor Day. The tower itself will not be open for climbing.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore volunteers will be at the lighthouse on
to greet visitors wishing to view the old oil house and peer up the spiraling cast iron stair case of the 1873 tower.
Major repair of the structure anticipated to begin in 2008.
The Bodie Island Lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic places. The base has not been open since 2004 due to safety concerns after pieces of cast iron fell from the lighthouse balcony and top window.