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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: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
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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A Climb on an American Landmark

Stopped here on a Tuesday morning.Driving south on highway 12,seeing the lighthouse in the distance builds the anticipation of actually visiting the lighthouse.Expected a wait to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped here on a Tuesday morning.Driving south on highway 12,seeing the lighthouse in the distance builds the anticipation of actually visiting the lighthouse.Expected a wait to the climb the lighthouse,but when we bought the tickets to climb,we were able to climb within 15 minutes.the climb wasn't bad at all.You can go climb at your pace.The view is breathtaking. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful views!!! Our 8 and 5 year olds easily made it to the top. It was definitely the trip and the $.

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Seven Hills, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful piece of history. Have lots to do. There is the museum and they have amphitheater where the park rangers give talks about the area and history of the light house. Inside the museum they have constantly running a movie about the inside of the light house for those who cannot walk up all those steps to the top. FYI... More 

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Vanceboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lighthouse. It is a refreshing breath of air when you think of the pride that went in to its craftsmanship. We have been there several times, and still enjoy the climb to the top. Worth it every time!

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High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Probably the most famous of the Outer Banks lighthouses, this is a great trip. When we were little, NC schoolchildren all saved our pennies to send to help move the lighthouse from its location by the sea to the current location. It is a bit bigger than its neighbor Bodie (pronounced body). You cannot go to the Outer Banks and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse was very pretty! Everyone working seemed very nice! We could not climb the lighthouse because our son was too young. The houses near the lighthouse was very cool!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting to read about the moving of the lighthouse. Nice grounds to walk about. You can CLIMB lighthouse. Too much that day, as is was 110o with the heat index & obviously no AC in the lighthouse.

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Spencer, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse is a testament to the pride in workmanship of our fellow countryman. You can feel the thought, care and love that went into the construction of this landmark. The ironwork is beautiful as well as utile., The stonework is quite impressive. The first impression is breathtaking. Then, you can climb it and carouse the top for only eight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

9 year old son said this was best stop on trip. Scared to go all the way to top but proud of his accomplishment and wants to do it again. Just be prepared for a lot of steps.

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SOUTHPORT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love visiting the lighthouse. I hate crowds. Visited the lighthouse at 4am. I was only one there! Got to watch the lighthouse work. Great photography. Lots of stars.

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Additional Information about Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Address: 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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