The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from April 19 through October 14.
National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac invites the local Outer Banks community and park visitors to climb the lighthouses at no charge on opening day, April 19.
Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first served basis and can only be obtained in person, that day, on site.
During the climbing season, ticket sales at each location begin daily at 9:00 am with the last tickets sold at 4:30 pm.
For more information on regular climbing ticket prices, rules, and safety information click here.