Battery Point Lighthouse is now a private navigational aid managed by the Del Norte County Historical Society. The lighthouse has been operating continuously since December 1856. Battery Point Lighthouse is staffed with volunteer lighthouse keepers/curators. Local volunteers assist staff with tours of the lighthouse and grounds.
At a height of 74 feet, the tower’s 750 watt halogen bulb provides enough light to be seen as far as 14 miles out at sea, which is approximately the horizon. The original signature of the light could also be seen 14 miles out with the use of a single kerosene lamp.
The Battery Point Lighthouse Museum on Battery Point Island is filled with historical artifacts from the time of its beginnings in 1856. The downstairs consists of two of the original rooms, which included the parlor and dining room, as well as the gift shop (added as a bedroom) and the kitchen (replacing the outdoor lean-to,) which were added much later in the 1870s/1880s. There are two upstairs bedrooms that remain from the original building. The upstairs bathroom was added sometime after 1907. In addition to the artifacts and ambiance, you will find a lovely gift shop which houses the original 4th order Fresnel lens from the Battery Point Lighthouse.
Seasons Open: Daily April through September, and weekends October through March
Hours Open: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. tides permitting
Fees: Donation: $3.00 Adults, $1.00 under 18, under 6. Members free
ADA Accessibility Notes
This site is not wheelchair accessible – access requires crossing the beach to the island.
Pet Friendly Notes
No pets allowed
For More Information, Contact:
Del Norte County Historical Society
577 H Street , Crescent City, CA 95531