"Battery Point Lighthouse and Museum are located at the foot of A Street in Crescent City, California. This is an active lighthouse that serves as a private aid to navigation. The Lighthouse was first lit with oil lamps on December 10, 1856. The Lighthouse is also an active residence with lighthouse keeper. The Lighthouse and its museum is open to the public for tours including opportunities to look into the personal quarters of keepers and their families and the furniture and artifacts they have left behind since the 1850's. Tours include a climb into the light tower. There are displays of many maritime artifacts, photographs and documents that chronicle its history.
Visits to the Battery Point Lighthouse and Island are only possible at low tides. Extreme care and caution should be used when crossing the two hundred feet between the mainland and island anytime wave action may cover the crossing area. Sneaker waves at any time can threaten visitors standing on or near the rocks and the shore of Battery Point Island. There are currently no public restroom facilities available on Battery Point Island. Care by visitors should be taken to protect all natural wildlife and plant life on the Island.
The Lighthouse is open April through September, tides permitting, between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM, every day. October through March, tides permitting, the lighthouse is open 10 AM to 4 PM on weekends."
~ Del Norte County Historical Society