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“A must see historical piece of history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hope Town Lighthouse

Hope Town Lighthouse
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Owner description: This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses in the Caribbean that is still man-operated.
Ft Myers
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A must see historical piece of history”
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 breath taking 360 degree view. We watched Sam as he cranked the 700pd weight to the top of the stairs case then climb inside the glass & light the kerosene, he then spun the revolving magnifying glass on mercury to make the light spin. It was an amazing experience to see. This committed man along with one other take great pride in keeping this original lighthouse going. They split their evenings & every 2 hours 365 days a year take the 101 steps to the top to crank up the 700 pound weights & spin the magnify glass to keep the lighthouse going. It truly is a remarkable experience not only to see but to meet such a dedicated man with so much pride.

Visited June 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Enjoy the climb!”
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!

Visited March 2013
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austin, tx
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54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“well worth the climb”
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!)

Visited May 2013
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Southwick, Mass
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best way to see Hope Town”
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!

Visited March 2013
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Edmonton AB
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A "must do" when in Hope Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

After a 100+ stair climb to the top of this lighthouse, you will see amazing views of the island and Hope Town. It is amazing that this is free! Our 9 year old daughter absolutely loved the spiral staircase and being able to walk outside once you get to the top.

There is a small convenience store nearby, as well as bathrooms.

Visited March 2013
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