Come climb 115 feet up the 145 steps from the ground, up the spiral staircase with four landings to the top of the tallest Lighthouse on the West Coast that is open to the public to climb.* At the top guests are greeted by breathtaking 360 degree views as well as a Tour Guide who leads an interactive session about the geography surrounding the lighthouse, the ocean topography, sea life and more.
Tours of the Lighthouse are offered daily. Lighthouse Tour Admission is $7.50 for adults, $1 for children 5-11 years, under 5 free and includes admission to the Museum, a Tower Tour and access to our 23 acres of trails and grounds. (PLEASE NOTE: The last Tower Tour is at 3:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day). The grounds, Museum and Gift Store are open until 3:30 p.m.
We also offer special group rates for tours of the Museum & Lighthouse Tower if you want to include a stop at the Lighthouse as part of a visit to the spectacular Mendocino coast. For more information on our group rates, please contact us at 877-725-4448, ext. 1 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The Pigeon Point Lighthouse equals the height of the Point Arena Lighthouse, but is not open to the public for a “climb to the top.” The original Point Arena Lighthouse was the twin of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, but it was irreparably damaged in the 1906 earthquake and replaced by the current tower that was completed in 1908.
Point Arena Lighthouse Full Moon Night Tours!
Come experience a spectacular night time view from atop the Point Arena Lighthouse. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and coast from the lantern room at the top of the Tower, and if the weather cooperates it will be illuminated by the full moon! Our docents and guides will help you experience what it was like to be a Lighthouse Keeper and climb the Tower at night. They will guide you on your journey into the past and explain the unique history of this historic landmark, the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast. Champagne, sparkling juice and snacks will be served as part of the tour, and you get to take home an etched Point Arena Lighthouse champagne flute as a souvenir of this unique experience!
Night Tours are scheduled on every full moon, with extra weekend tours added when the full moon falls within a day of Friday or Saturday. All proceeds go toward the support and maintenance of Lighthouse Tower, Museum and grounds. Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. thank you for your generous support. Individual tickets are $30 each or tickets-for-two for $50.
Reservations must be made by phone at at 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1 or in person no later than 3:30 p.m. three (3) days before the date of the event.
Cancellation policy: No refunds given if you cancel your reservation three days or less before the event. Tours are limited to a minimum of eight and a maximum of twenty people, and will be cancelled if less than eight sign up. You will receive a full refund if the event is cancelled. Please call our Reservation Desk at at 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1 three days prior to the tour to confirm the event is happening as scheduled.