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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-4474
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Owner description: The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
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Type: Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I checked out the museum and then the gift shop, after which I climbed to the top of the lighthouse. The rangers were helpful and informative. I understand this lighthouse is closed to the public part of the year. I was fortunate in being here when I was allowed to climb it and take in the great view from the... More 

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Archdale, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We had an opportunity to climb the steps to the top of the lighthouse. The view was excellent. We enjoyed studying the history and speaking with the Park Rangers. My wife is afraid of heights, but made the climb anyway, and was glad she did.

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Stedman, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Nice of the Parks Service to open up this past Saturday for the general public. Free entry and access to climb to the top of the lighthouse. Museam is nice and the information on moving the lighthouse a few years ago to save it from toppling into the Atlantic is simply amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'd love to get inside the lighthouse but my luck has always been bad when visiting. Stormy weather or closed for the season. But it is a neat attraction to visit.

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Barrow, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What amazing views from atop the Lighthouse. I would recomend calling to make sure that the wind is not preventing you from walking outside on the deck of the lighthouse. We were only aloud to poke our head out of a little door at the top due to the gusty winds.

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Absecon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a good time at the lighthouse. It wasn't open for the season, which I can't understand why but we rolled with it. We looked at the outside of the lighthouse, took a few pictures, saw the 2 museum buildings that were also closed, bought a postcard and a Christmas ornament from the gift shop and checked it off... More 

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Townville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The park rangers at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse are very knowledgeable and friendly! More than likely, they've "heard it all," so they're prepared to answer most any question thrown their direction. The lighthouse itself is beautiful and offers breathtaking views from all sides, particularly facing the Atlantic ocean. The lighthouse keeper's home as well as the gift shop are well... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

neat place... and the fact that they moved it to "safer" ground is amazing. I know one lighthouse pretty much looks like another... but the presentation is good.... and the lighthouse is pretty awesome. Some pretty hearty people living on the coast back in the day.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great place to see and learn about NC lighthouses and their keepers. Can be hot, or windy, and have big Mosquitos...so be prepared. Makes you appreciate the people who protect the coast and live here.

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MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Girlfriends Roadtrip ! It's was fun ! We Loved the area and the Beautiful beaches. There was lots of nature and beautiful weather!

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