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Hope Town Lighthouse

Great Abaco Island
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Walking
Description: This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses in the Caribbean that is still man-operated.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Worth the trip! A must see. Exquiste red-pink lighthouse, with stunning antique brass fixtures and prismatic million dollar glass on the light. Quite the sight to see. The view is tremendous, and can see for 17 miles they say. See photos for a nice visual.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a beautiful hand wound functioning lighthouse. You can walk through this lighthouse on your own at your own pace. Climb the many stairs of the spiral staircase, stopping on each level to look at the views out each window. When you get to the top you are totally enclosed and can see out all of the windows 360*.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

One of two remaining lighthouses using manually adjusted glass prisms! Gotta do the climb to see why this is such an important piece of Bahamian marine history. Too bad that the other two lighthouses were replaced so quickly! If travelling by boat, great area for mooring and there is a quaintness of the area that draws you back over and... More

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Decatur, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Marsh Harbour is the capital city of Abaco and offers a varied assortment of site seeing, diving, boating, restaurants which are located right on or near the waterfront and lodging-our favorite is Lofty Fig Villas. Meet Sid the owner and you will quickly understand why this is our favorite place to stay. Ferry's run on schedule each day from Marsh... More

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Mt. Pleasant
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you are staying on Elbow Cay, take a trip over to Hope Town and walk up in the Lighthouse. It is a fun activity to do, especially with kids. It is not very difficult, gives great views of the surrounding area, and should not be missed!

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Houston, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Hopetown Lighthouse has been operational for generations and still lights the harbor entrance nightly. It's a very interesting place to walk up the winding stairs and view the area. Too bad there is no museum in it to read about its history.

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Ft Myers
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

A high light of our trip! We met Sam, a 2nd generation lighthouse keeper. Sam was kind enough to take us on a evening tour while he lite the lighthouse. We entered the historical land mark & noticed everything was still original, it was beautifully polished & well kept. You climb 101 steps up a spiral stair case to a... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Be sure to check it out. Although the grounds have not been kept up at all, it really is quite the experience to climb to the top of the lighthouse! We enjoyed the experience and the views and recommend it to anyone visiting Historic Hope Town! Best part: it's free!

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austin, tx
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It did not seem like 101 steps. The views are fantastic.The best access is from the Lighthouse marina, but you can also get there from the Hope Town Marina (where they have showers for $5!)

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Southwick, Mass
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

No charge to climb the 100+ stairs to the top of the lighthouse. Squeeze through the small door to go out onto the deck and gaze at the incredible 360 Degree view of Abaco and Hope Town. If you go around dusk, you can watch (and maybe help) light and wind the light!

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