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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: 252-995-4474
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to...
The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
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Great information from some very nice people! The Rangers where all very nice and very informative about the lighthouses and surrounding wildlife. The sea turtles where just about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Huntington, Massachusetts
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Huntington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great information from some very nice people! The Rangers where all very nice and very informative about the lighthouses and surrounding wildlife. The sea turtles where just about to hatch! very exciting! My Family and I had a nice day.

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Jessup, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favor when on the Outer Banks and visit the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It is the tallest lighthouse on the North American continent and is a great way to spend a few hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I climbed this lighthouse during our vacation to the OBX. It was a good little workout with a beautiful view and nice breeze at the top. We did go up at 11:00am and the temp was perfect. Any later in the day and it would have been way to hot! But overall we had a great experience.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The visitor center/gift shop and restrooms here are nice. There's a good amount of parking and additional buildings to tour. If you're looking for a picnic location, look left when you leave the park area. There are picnic tables along the road. Very handy.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I first saw this in 1957. Been back many times since. It was moved inland maybe 20 years ago as the shore was receding. The area is still relatively isolated, not lots of hotels, so if you like a non-built up place this is nice. Dunes, ocean, 1 road. To me it is the symbol of NC

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Long Valley, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

An amazing place to visit and walk up to the top if you're hardy! Can have long wait times to climb the tower but the view is spectacular and worth it. Nice little museum with air-conditioning to cool you off. Restrooms are clean and there are many interpretive programs available.

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Danese, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The views from the top of the lighthouse were incredible!!! The climb was challenging, but worth the climb of stairs to see the views. The grounds are well kept up and the museum was a great added detail to view.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This lighthouse is so unique because they moved it to keep it from being taken by the sea. You can still see the old foundation as well as the tracks they used to move the lighthouse (very slowly). Great view from the top if you make the climb - definitely worth it!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We happened to go for a drive in the early evening to explore the area. Decided to stop at the lighthouse to see if we could wander around. To our surprise, we could and it was beautiful in the evening. After seeing the lighthouse in the daytime and evening, I highly recommend going in the evening!

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

What a gorgeous lighthouse. This is the ultimate lighthouse visit. Because of weather we did not get to climb the lighthouse but it was still a wonderful stop. The park rangers were very knowledgeable. We stayed for two ranger presentations. They were interesting and have lots of information about the lighthouse, the move and the island. We also purchased a... More 

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Additional Information about Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Address: Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: 252-995-4474
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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