Cape Hatteras, Bodie lighthouses set to open

DARE COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Two of our coastal lighthouses are opening for the season Friday, offering free climbing for one day only.

The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras lighthouses offically open at 9 a.m.

The National Parks Service is inviting guests to climb the lighthouses for free with tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tickets will be sold on site for the remainder of climbing season, which runs through October 14th. They're $8 for adults and $4 for seniors and children under 11.

The park service is also offering full moon tours of Hatteras and other programming throughout the summer.

Two popular tourist destinations on the Outer Banks will open in one month.

The National Park Service says the Cape Hatteras & Bodie Island Lighthouse will both be available for climbing starting April 19th.

On that first day, climbing either lighthouse will be free, with tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lighthouses will be open through October 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

The park service is also offering full moon tours of Hatteras on June 17, July 16, August 15 and September 14th.

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of moving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.