Battery Point Lighthouse and Museum

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577 H Street Crescent City, Crescent City, CA, USA
707-464-3089 or Main Museum 707-464-3922

Battery Point Lighthouse and Museum Crescent City Reviews

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a nice place for a lazy morning walk Jul 10, 2013
Battery Point Lighthouse and Museum is one of the two lighthouses situated at the coast of Crescent City, Del Norte County.

This is still an active lighthouse since it first operated and lighted in 1856,using oil lamps .

The Lighthouse became the residence for the keepers both for those who have come and gone.

The museum is open to the public. It is free to walk around the lighthouse’s ground but tour inside the lighthouse costs $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. The tour includes a look into the keepers' quarters and a climb into the light tower.

There are displays of many maritime artifacts, photographs and documents that chronicle its history. A small souvenir shop is also operated by the lighthouse keepers.

Visits to the Battery Point Lighthouse and Island are only possible at low tides. Extreme care and caution should be used when crossing the two hundred feet between the mainland and island. Strong waves may cover the crossing area anytime.

Due to its location being on top of a rocky knoll, the Battery Point Lighthouse is vulnerable to the battering storms. There had been lots of terrible damages caused by water and wind disasters throughout the years but still standing up high despite all.

DAYS/HOURS OF OPERATION:

•April to September: Open Daily (tides permitting) 10am to 4pm

•October to March: Open Daily (tides permitting) 10am to 4pm

I would rate this as 4-star for sights to see in Crescent City. Walking or crossing onto the lighthouse is a really nice way to spend a lazy morning with family or friends.
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cotton_foam says:
Cho: you are welcome! I will check your blogs for lighthouse :)
Posted on: Sep 14, 2013
Cho says:
Thanks for this review. I have recently become a lighthouse fan and try to see as many as possible on road trips.
Posted on: Sep 12, 2013
rsvpme says:
The lighthouse is still manned using oil lamps..amazing?
Posted on: Sep 12, 2013
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