Point Arena Lighthouse
45500 Lighthouse Road
Point Arena, California 95468
Local Phone: (707) 882-2777
Trivia question: What's the closest point of land in the Continental United States to the Hawaiian Islands?
Answer: Point Arena Lighthouse, at 115 feet high one of the tallest lighthouse towers in the West.
Dramatically perched on a narrow peninsula, the lighthouse was erected in 1879, destroyed by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and rebuilt the following year of steel and concrete. It is maintained today by the non-profit Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers.
• Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in winter and until 4:30 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
• Leashed dogs welcome on grounds, but not on tours inside the structure
• Admission $7.50 adults, $1 children under 12. Includes access to renovated Fog Signal Building and a trip (for people) to the top of the tower, where a balcony provides sweeping views of the Pacific.
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