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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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+1 252-995-4474
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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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12 days on the Outer Banks

Not much to say. It's a light house. It had lots of stairs. There was a view from the balcony at the top.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to say. It's a light house. It had lots of stairs. There was a view from the balcony at the top.

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the first time that my family and I have visited this iconic lighthouse. We watched the amazing process of the lighthouse being moved many years ago. I'm so glad the people of Hatteras Island chose to save this beautiful piece of history. We were fortunate enough to have rented a home (Hatteras Retreat, Cape Point) right down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lighthouse is a must-see for anyone traveling to the Outer Banks. It is beautiful to look at from the ground, but the view from the top is AMAZING!!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit if you are on the island. Very well kept surroundings. You can actually go up to the top during Season. Unfortunately we couldn't as it was closed in Dec but will surely make the trip up on our next visit.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lighthouse is full of history and beauty. My kids enjoyed the stories while I think I enjoyed the size and majesty of the great structure,

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you Love the Beach, History, a good time. This is where you want to go to see the sights, meet new people, and just learn something about where you are. Go on and See/Do it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Light house was closed in January so we couldn't go to the top but we were able to get next to the outside door. Lighthouse is very impressive. National park service has a visitor center on site which is open all year and which is very informative.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying on Manteo and decided at the last minute to drive and see the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. An Hours drive, but always worth it, we have seen it before. 😊 Who doesn't love seeing a lighthouse! We saw Manteos, Bodie and Cape Hatteras

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waters off the Outer Banks are known as the Graveyard of Ships. Maybe shifting sands is a good moniker too. This 5,000 ton lighthouse was moved, all 1.25 million bricks, because the original site was being claimed by the ocean. It is this that makes the lighthouse a must-see for visitors and photobugs. Visit the museum and watch the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep in mind that during the winter seasons, it is CLOSED for climbing. However, you can walk the grounds and take as many pictures as you would like. We will be back during normal season so we can climb it!

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