Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Built in 1875, Currituck Beach Lighthouse was the last of four beacons positioned from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Hatteras, filling the “dark spot” on North Carolina’s coast. The lighthouse stands 162 feet tall, and its light can be seen from 19 miles away. Groups can climb the 214 steps all the way to the top of the lighthouse to see breathtaking views of the surrounding area below. Docent-led tours are available for school, scout, homeschool, and camp groups with advanced reservations.

contact info

Hrs: Mar.-Dec. 9AM-5PM.

School

On the way up to the top of the lighthouse, students will find exhibits about its history, which also provide an opportunity to rest before continuing up each flight of stairs. Reservations for tours must be made at least three weeks in advance. Discounted rates are available for school groups that meet the group minimum and pay by check upon arrival. All participants must sign a liability waiver before climbing the lighthouse.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Geography, maritime history, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Meghan Agresto, Site Manager
Phone: 252-453-8152
Email: info@currituckbeachlight.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Built in 1875, Currituck Beach Lighthouse was the last of four beacons positioned from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Hatteras, filling the “dark spot” on North Carolina’s coast. The lighthouse stands 162 feet tall, and its light can be seen from 19 miles away. Groups can climb the 214 steps all the way to the top of the lighthouse to see breathtaking views of the surrounding area below. Docent-led tours are available for school, scout, homeschool, and camp groups with advanced reservations.

contact info

Hrs: Mar.-Dec. 9AM-5PM.

Scouts

On the journey up to the top, scouts will find exhibits about the lighthouse’s history, which also provide an opportunity to rest before continuing up each flight of stairs. Tours must be reserved at least three weeks in advance. Discounted rates are available for scout groups that meet the group minimum and pay by check upon arrival. All participants must have signed liability waivers in order to climb up the lighthouse.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Geography, maritime history, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Meghan Agresto, Site Manager
Phone: 252-453-8152
Email: info@currituckbeachlight.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 minimum Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

View Lesson Plan>>

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Built in 1875, Currituck Beach Lighthouse was the last of four beacons positioned from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Hatteras, filling the “dark spot” on North Carolina’s coast. The lighthouse stands 162 feet tall, and its light can be seen from 19 miles away. Groups can climb the 214 steps all the way to the top of the lighthouse to see breathtaking views of the surrounding area below. Docent-led tours are available for school, scout, homeschool, and camp groups with advanced reservations.

contact info

Hrs: Mar.-Dec. 9AM-5PM.

Camp

While climbing to the top of the lighthouse, summer campers will see exhibits about its history, which also provide an opportunity to rest before continuing up each flight of stairs. Reservations for tours must be made at least three weeks ahead of your desired visit. Discounted rates are available for camp groups that meet the group minimum and pay by check upon arrival. Each participant must sign a liability waiver before climbing the lighthouse.

contact info
Name: Meghan Agresto, Site Manager
Phone: 252-453-8152
Email: info@currituckbeachlight.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

View Lesson Plan>>

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Built in 1875, Currituck Beach Lighthouse was the last of four beacons positioned from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Hatteras, filling the “dark spot” on North Carolina’s coast. The lighthouse stands 162 feet tall, and its light can be seen from 19 miles away. Groups can climb the 214 steps all the way to the top of the lighthouse to see breathtaking views of the surrounding area below. Docent-led tours are available for school, scout, homeschool, and camp groups with advanced reservations.

contact info

Hrs: Mar.-Dec. 9AM-5PM.

Homeschool

On the ascent to top of the lighthouse, homeschoolers will find exhibits about its history, which also provide an opportunity to rest before continuing up each flight of stairs. Tours must be reserved at least three weeks in advance. Discounted rates are available for homeschool groups that meet the group minimum and pay by check upon arrival. All participants must have signed liability waivers before climbing the lighthouse.

topics covered:
Social studies, geography, maritime history, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Meghan Agresto, Site Manager
Phone: 252-453-8152
Email: info@currituckbeachlight.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

View Lesson Plan>>

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