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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4474
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How can you not visit Hatteras Lighthouse when in the Outer Banks. A true gem within the National... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bryan A
Ewing NJ
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Nice Tour and history of the lighthouse

Took the tour up the lighthouse steps. Need to be in average to better than average shape in order... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian C
Amherst, New Hampshire
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The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4474
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

How can you not visit Hatteras Lighthouse when in the Outer Banks. A true gem within the National Park Services crown.

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the tour up the lighthouse steps. Need to be in average to better than average shape in order to do this. Get a little dizzy or uneasy feeling as you travel up and down. Windy at the top and a bit tight with other...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 days ago

While were were vacationing in Kill Devil Hills we spend a few days visiting various lighthouses. We especially liked this one and it's history and how it was moved to save the lighthouse.

Thank Hollysue
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This lighthouse is breathtaking! I've been twice before, but it's been a long time until now. It's $8/pp to climb. Well worth it and there are landing pads to rest in between flights, so no worries about being able to climb 268 steps at one...More

Thank krissypoo79
Reviewed 2 days ago

We climbed to the top! The views were beautiful from that high up. We went into the little museum and enjoyed the ac for a bit. Nice gift shop. Lots of school groups when we visited in April.

Thank Sunny0807
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped by Hatteras Lighthouse. Beautiful grounds and lighthouse. You can climb this one and it has a spectacular views.

Thank LMD1017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went right after they opened and were able to get a ticket to climb to the top for just a few minutes later, which was nice. It's good to go early, because the place was getting very busy when we left. The museum is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lighthouse is easy to get to, easy (as lighthouses go!) climb, and wonderful museum to see. Climbed with our 6yo, and everyone was able to make the trip up and down without a problem. One note, there is only a drinking fountain in the park,...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here on a hot day. Enjoyed the breeze, and the AC inside the keeper's building. Interesting overview of area's role in world wars. NPS never disappoints. Listened to a great talk in the shade about hurricanes. People, put down those cell phones and take...More

Thank Zenlibrarian
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's best to go early before it gets too hot. Tickets are reasonably priced. It's a long walk up but once at the top there is a nice breeze to help cool you off. The view is beautiful! Nice little gift shop to visit afterwards.

Thank Familyonthegoagain
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June 20, 2017|
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Response from Kim H | Reviewed this property |
I went when it was rainy on purpose! It was fairly busy, but I was there before Memorial Day so off season.
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Mengerrie | Reviewed this property |
If you don't want to spend the money just send your kids up and you can take pictures of them from the ground. Or if you are even less inclined to spend the money take in the v ideo in the Lighthouse Keepers house it tells a... More
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Burkett207 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the parking is open and you can walk up to the lighthouse.