Bodie Island Lighthouse to open for climbing in April

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MANTEO, NC (WAVY) – The Bodie Island lighthouse in the Outer Banks is slated to open later this month.

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The lighthouse is more than 50 meters high and is the third lighthouse serving the island community. It was first lit in October 1872 and still has its first loans.

It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations, the lighthouse will open to the public for climbing. Officials say the lighthouse will be open for climbing Wednesday through Saturday until early fall.

Tickets are available every morning from 7am. They can only be bought on the same day.

Officials say tickets sell out quickly, so they recommended making one www.recreation.gov Account prior to the date of ticket purchase.

A 150th anniversary is also planned for a few months.