The lighthouse was closed for repairs in May 2003 when cracks were discovered in several of its cast-iron steps. In a renovation that spanned more than 18 months, construction crews not only repaired the cracks, but installed steel braces beneath them for reinforcement.
Hunting Island’s lighthouse is the only historic lighthouse in South Carolina open to the public. It is also listed on the National register of Historic Places. The Lighthouse is open for climbing daily - weather permitting.