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Mendocino Coast’s Historic Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Opens for Special Tours!

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse [Picture by Matt LaFever]

History enthusiasts and adventure seekers have a unique opportunity to explore one of Northern California’s iconic landmarks. The Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park is hosting exclusive Lighthouse Lens Tours on Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Costing $10 for adults and $5 for children, visitors can ascend to the top of the historic Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. Standing next to the magnificent 1909 Fresnel Lens, attendees will be treated to breathtaking views of the Mendocino coastline, guided by knowledgeable volunteer docents from the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association.

The funds raised from these tours will directly support the maintenance and preservation of the park, ensuring that this historic site remains a treasure for future generations.

Tour Details:

  • Dates: Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, 2024
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Prices: $10 for adults, $5 for children (under 18)
  • Location: Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, between Fort Bragg and Mendocino

Important Information:

  • Tours are first-come, first-serve, with no reservations required.
  • The first tour departs at 11 a.m., and the last ticket is sold at 2 p.m.
  • Children must be over 42 inches tall to climb the stairs, and no babies or animals are permitted.
  • Guests must be able to climb three sets of steep ladders.
  • The tour duration ranges from 20 to 40 minutes.

Be sure to allow ample time for the half-mile walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse to ensure you catch the last tour of the day. This rare opportunity to experience a piece of maritime history up close is not to be missed.

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For further details, visit pointcabrillo.org/events, call the office at 707-937-6123, or email info@pointcabrillo.org.

Take a step back in time and witness the splendor of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse while contributing to the preservation of this historic gem. See you at the top!


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Matt LaFever
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I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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