18 Lighthouses to Visit on a Summer Road Trip
Lighthouses are historic and charming, and many remain active to this day. Lighthouse enthusiasts travel the country to view and climb them, but even the uninitiated will thrill to the breathtaking panoramas from on high or from the ground. Here are 18 lighthouses to check out on a summer road trip, be it along the coasts, in the South, or around the Great Lakes.
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Loggerhead Key Lighthouse, on a remote island in Dry Tortugas National Park, dates to 1858. It's so secluded that would-be visitors must make arrangements in advance through the National Park Service. The conical tower stands more than 150 feet tall and the kitchen in the quarters below is used by park service volunteers. Access to the park is by boat or seaplane only.