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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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We were unfortunately too late to be able to go into the lighthouse. However we were able to walk up to it and take pictures. It was majestic! Highly recommend making this a stop... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were unfortunately too late to be able to go into the lighthouse. However we were able to walk up to it and take pictures. It was majestic! Highly recommend making this a stop. It was amazing to think that they actually moved this lighthouse from its original location.

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Warsaw, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never been on a Vacation where I not only didn't want to leave, but NOW I want to move there permantly!! I Absolutely loved this place! The Lighthouse was beautiful and the Beach beside it had some Great shells! We found the Big ones washing up onto the shoreline! A LOVELY PLACE!

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Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tour guides are very informative and it is very interesting how they moved it. The view from the top is well worth the climb which really is not that bad

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Thank Linda W
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wasn't too sure about climbing to the top of the lighthouse, but we made it! Hurrah! As I huffed and puffed to get there, I felt a lot better when I saw a lot of young people who were in far more distress than what I had been....guess it's not just us 'old folks' with knee issues. :-) Pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We so enjoyed our trip here to this cultural & well known landmark here on our beautiful coast of NC!! My husband & 2 kids made the climb to the top, while i happily smiled & waved from the ground, it was an experience that they still talk about today!! They remarked of the panoramic views, the breeze, the calmness... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful lighthouse painted black and white on top with a red base. The grounds are beautifully kept and there are small buildings to explore while waiting for your entry time. The spiral staircase is the equivalent of 12 floors with landings to rest for people who find the climb too strenuous. The view from the top is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved seeing the lighthouse! Pretty amazing they were able to preserve it. Everything but the walking up the light house is free and it only cost adults $8 to walk up! Very interesting park worth visiting!

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Thank Stephanie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a great thing to see while visiting the Outer Banks. We climbed all 240 steps to the top. It is tough but there are landings to stop and take a break. Once you get to the top the view is spectacular. You can see the old spot where the lighthouse used to be located before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At 12 stories high, we were unsure if we wanted to go up to the top. Just have to say that it was totally worth it! The tour guides at the top were excellent. You have to be prepared to ask questions, which we did, and we learned so much information. And the view? It was spectacular! Great place to... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately, we didn't get to climb the lighthouse. They closed it to climbing just as we went to buy tickets-inside temp was 106 degrees. However, there is a small, air conditioned museum with a history of the lighthouse, the move and small displays about rescues. We also stayed for Hatteras at war presentation by a ranger-interesting. Tried to find the... More 

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