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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Amazing experience

The lighthouse was an amazing experience. Although, I hated that we didn't get to go to the top... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Corinna D
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Do it while you are young

The Light House Station is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is located at the end... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edward W
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Statesville, North Carolina
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The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
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Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lighthouse was an amazing experience. Although, I hated that we didn't get to go to the top because there had been so much rain and the winds were extremely high that day that going out on the balcony was prohibited. Side note, the lighthouse...More

Thank Corinna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Light House Station is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is located at the end of Light House Road in Buxton. Seniors can get a discounted rate. The lighthouse has over 200 steps and is a difficult climb. We did not climb...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lighthouse has lots of steps but TONS of incredible views. It also has a small museum with facts about the lighthouse and the area. The Lighthouse also has beach access by it that leads to awesome views of the lighthouse.

Thank sporttke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is probably one of the most famous lighthouses in America. Built in 1870, it has guided many boats away from the perils that lie in the waters off the coast of the Outer Banks. The shifting shoreline encroached on its location...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit here. The employees were all friendly and enjoyed talking about the lighthouse and its history. Stunning views once you've climbed to the top and great photo ops! We also took the time to stroll through the small museum on the...More

Thank boblink515794
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a iconic light house with some history. Like most light houses once you’ve seen one ........well ! But it’s worth a trip down from points north to see. Head down a bit further a get some fudge at the shop a short ways...More

Thank travler1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great thing to do with kids or with family. I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that our kids climbed the whole lighthouse!

Thank ericka H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It seemed like it was a long haul to the top but was a nice view at the top as a reward. There are rest stops that make the climb easier.

Thank Ammon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last time I was here was in 1999 when they were moving the Lighthouse! What a difference. Fantastic job on creating a beautiful place for people to visit.

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend visiting while in Buxton, the lighthouse is open to climbing or just viewing. Great history lesson as well if you take the time to read the signage posted on the grounds.

Thank jotirico
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MartaC_Ohio
June 24, 2018|
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Response from kedalion1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marta - Go to the "Double Lightkeeper's House" - on the 1st floor, in an air-conditioned small theater, they show a movie on demand which has a young park ranger walking from the bottom to the top of the light-house... More
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Christy B
February 22, 2018|
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JRBS
August 8, 2017|
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Response from Emma C | Reviewed this property |
My sister who is a 9 year old was barley able to climb it. (Or she was a nine year old) I think that only your 6 year old could come. Idk exactly, but I don’t think anyone older than 5 can come.
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