Battery Point Lighthouse
Battery Point Lighthouse
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Museum that houses many artifacts and documents related to local history.
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  • olt1892
    Washington DC, District of Columbia109 contributions
    Continuous occupied lighthouse
    We were lucky that when we visited the Redwood Visitor Center, the lady there recommended this lighthouse to us and told us that since the low tide was at 4pm and the high tide was only a few feet high, the lighthouse should have tours starting at 2pm. She was correct. We got there at around 2:30 and people were already lining up outside waiting for the tour. They can take up to ~10 people in each tour max and each tour would visit the gift shop, the living room on the ground floor, then the bedroom on the first floor and finally the lighthouse. The entire tour probably lasted 30 minutes or not. Well worth the admission fee, which was a donation. The tour was given by volunteers . The keepers were also volunteers who "applied" for the job which has a 2-year wait-time, and they got to stay in the lighthouse for 1 month at a time.
    Written June 29, 2022
  • Patty W
    Ogden, Utah931 contributions
    Very interesting
    This is definitely worth doing. It was a beautiful view of the ocean. You have to go at low tide to get there. The float collection hanging on a tree was very cool. The do tours on Saturday and Sunday during March. It is closed during the week.
    Written March 11, 2022
  • Amanda
    15 contributions
    Crescent City's Crown Jewel
    An absolute must-see whether you are in town for vacation or just passing through. Looks great in photos. MAKE SURE if you want to take the tour, you check out their facebook page in advance for the schedule. The tides determine when you can access the island, and open hours are also affected by the month. The schedule is also posted in the parking lot, so plan ahead and prevent any disappointment caused by the tides. You definitely should take the tour if you can get in. It offers a unique glimpse into the life of a lighthouse keeper, and has history spanning back to the mid-1800s which you get to learn (and see!) all about. Plus if you take the tour you get to (climb up to) the light and look out at the view from the tower. I do mean climb; a ladder gets you to the top. If you're physically able to make the climb, it's worth it!
    Written September 29, 2021
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson1,082 contributions
Jul 2021
The lighthouses are a point of pride in Crescent City, and this is the only one that you can see. (The other is seven miles off the coast, visible in clear weather but not a tourist spot.) This is picturesque, and at low tide you can walk to the lighthouse on a pathway. That is fun to see what marine life is left in the pools, and you can walk around the small island and enter parts of the home. There are very well done signs on the island to provide information. Free, although you can give a donation.
Written July 17, 2021
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Maria R
Seattle, Washington191 contributions
Jul 2020
Not only is the lighthouse well worth wandering around....vistas abound...but the two sculptures from old trees that were in residence are so beautifully rendered. One of a whale and another of a fisherman. Take the time study them and the other sculptural pieces around the land.
Written July 9, 2020
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Kapp5
California45 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
When we first arrived in Crescent City we drive to the Lighthouse. Upon arrival we were informed the path to cross was only available two hours during the day due to the tides. The following day were were able to cross the rocky path to the Lighthouse. There are no tours you can just walk around the island and look at the views. The Lighthouse is inhabited by a keeper who resides there. I would suggest sturdy shoes like tennis shoes or hiking boots when crossing the rocky path to the Lighthouse.
Written October 3, 2021
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murrayhill
Tarrytown, NY167 contributions
Jul 2022
When in Crescent City, definitely leave time for a stop at its lighthouse, which still operates (it's privately run) and still has someone living there. A climb on the rocks to the house will afford you some great views. Just be mindful of the tides or bring some waterproof shoes. Rocks we walked on getting up there had disappeared by the time we left.
Written July 31, 2022
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T D
Philadelphia, PA3,197 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We did a quick detour to check out the lighthouse while we drove thru Crescent city. We were able to walk up to the lighthouse but didn’t get too close since we didn’t want to disturb the staff living there. View to the coast is beautiful!
Written May 27, 2021
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Daphne C
Burnsville, Minnesota27 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
I made it to the Lighthouse on the second try. On my first attempt it was high tide so the connection to the tidal island was under water. I went back two days later during low tide, and was able to walk up to the Lighthouse. I enjoyed exploring the tiny island and the outside of the light. Unfortunately the lighthouse was closed quite a bit during that week, so I didn't get to take a tour inside.
Written July 27, 2022
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Jaskilm
2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
January 2018. The beach was low tide with rocks everywhere. We had to hike to the lighthouse a lil but and there were stairs that led to the Light house entrance. And there was a tree that was devoted w different art work. A sight to see for sure 👍🏽
Written July 12, 2020
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nicolediane
Atlanta, GA716 contributions
Jul 2021
We enjoyed stopping at this lighthouse. We were too late for a tour. The best part of our visit though were the tide pools along the walk to the lighthouse. Spent a bit of time searching for the amazing little creatures
Written August 4, 2021
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billcarroll289
Narragansett, RI380 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Being from New England, we make it a point to visit our beautiful lighthouses. On our visit to California our daughter brought us to Battery Point Lighthouse. This was by far the most extensive and thorough tour we have been on. For $3.00 per adult and $1.00 per child this was a great outing for adults and children. The interesting thing is that each month a couple volunteers to live in the lighthouse and another couple volunteers to help. These couples then give the tour,stock the gift shop,clean the premises and even garden. The really exciting thing about this lighthouse is that you have to plan your visit according to the tide since at high tide there is no access.? You are shown the parlor,kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms before being brought up a steep winding narrow staircase to the tower where the views are amazing. Being an amateur photographer, the lighthouse offers great photo opportunities. We had a great day and I would highly recommend this attraction to adults as well as children!
Written April 10, 2015
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Steve5863
Avon, OH13,020 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Battery Point Lighthouse is a wonderfully picturesque structure perched on top of a small rocky island just off the shore near Crescent City’s harbor and can be seen from many points. The island is accessible at low tide by a short walk from a parking lot at the end of A Street across the rocky, temporarily dry channel followed by an uphill climb to the lighthouse.

Tours of the excellently maintained and furnished lighthouse and keepers quarters are provided by enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteers that take turns staying on site. Tours are offered for a small fee daily from 10am to 4pm April through September and on weekends the rest of the year, tides permitting. To verify the actual times, if any, the tides will permit crossing of the channel for tours within the 10 to 4 window, call the lighthouse at 707-464-3089, Main Museum at 707-464-3922 or stop by the Crescent City Visitors Center a couple days in advance.

During our visit, the tides only permitted tours between 10am and noon on a couple of days. Fortunately, we arrived on the island early and got in line as it grew quickly. Seeing the line growing, the guides opened and started early but only a few can tour at a time given the tight quarters. After our tour, we stayed and explored the island for a while and by the time we left, it became apparent that not everyone in line was going to get a tour before the rising tide forced a return to the mainland. So, if you wish to go on this very worthwhile tour, check the times in advance and get there early.
Written February 19, 2015
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