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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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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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No visit to Hatteras is complete without seeing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It's truly amazing the work that has gone into preserving the Lighthouse. Seeing the old lighthouse... read more

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Chesterfield, VA
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No visit to Hatteras is complete without seeing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It's truly amazing the work that has gone into preserving the Lighthouse. Seeing the old lighthouse sight in person gives you a perspective on the dire future it would have faced if it wasn't relocated. The grounds are meticulously maintained and the staff helpful and courteous.

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we went to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse it was the hottest week of the year - the temperature was 102 degrees inside and it was about 12 flights up so its not for the faint of heart but many kids were doing it - The heat was unbearable but once you overcame that and climbed up the views were exceptional... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This lighthouse was still in immaculate condition; visitors can pay to climb the stairs and enjoy the view from the top. With high hopes of conquering my fear of heights, my boyfriend and I began the trek, but the further the wind up, the more my legs shook, and i was crawling to the side! For me, it was too... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of five (I believe) outer banks lighthouses, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse is the tallest and has the most fascinating story. It was saved from encroaching Atlantic and moved inland. The Light Keeper's house is home to the museum filled with history and data about the move. It's a must-see while visiting Hatteras! It costs $8 per adult to climb... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tallest lighthouse in North America and the view is absolutely amazing! Climb up the 257 steps and get a 360 degree view of the water. It's so beautiful!

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Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I climbed all the steps I think its 246 steps to the top, and it was so worth it...was not a wait to enter it, went to lighthouse keepers house for lots of history. The view on top was Heavenly...

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a breathtaking lighthouse! The drive down from Duck was well worth the trip! The exhibit detailing how they moved this national treasure was a treat in and of itself! Lines to climb to the top were a good deal longer than Bodie or Currituck, so we skipped that part. The staff was both knowledgeable and friendly. Bring your camera,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting this lighthouse was arguably the highlight of our road trip along the eastern seaboard. Driving to Cape Hatteras from Nag's Head is a really lovely experience, but we were not prepared for the spectacular lighthouse right on the cape. If you're up to it, climb the 257 stairs to the top for some eye-popping views up and down the... More 

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

so pretty, it is overwhelming to see this in person. I was amazed! great for pictures, definitely check out the hatteras seashore too for isolated beach experiences.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Moving to read the history of this lighthouse. The spiraling black and white paint signature makes a striking image. Lighthouses and this lighthouse, in particular, offer a powerful marker in our history of coastal transport. Hatteras represents a beautiful marker.

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