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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4474
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Amazing Old Lighthouse

The ride to this lighthouse is a bit long but worth the trip. The National Park Service has done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dillism
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Fair Oaks, California
So beautiful I got married here!

This lighthouse is iconic in every way! The background to NC, and its history. From even moving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shdal
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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“light house” (158 reviews)
“worth the climb” (92 reviews)
“the outer banks” (202 reviews)
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Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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+1 252-995-4474
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"worth the climb"
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"the outer banks"
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"gift shop"
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"original location"
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"cape hatteras"
in 127 reviews
"beautiful view"
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"climb the stairs"
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"walk up"
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"park ranger"
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"present location"
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"visitor center"
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"worth the trip"
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"great place to visit"
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"original site"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride to this lighthouse is a bit long but worth the trip. The National Park Service has done an excellent job in maintaning the grounds and preserving the lighthouse. There is a museum available. The lighthouse opens April 20 for the "climb to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lighthouse is iconic in every way! The background to NC, and its history. From even moving the lighthouse back a few hundred yards a decade or so ago, every kid in NC dreams of visiting this place. Situated in a beautiful part of NC,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took several pictures of this historic light house. Great gift shop and staff are friendly. Clean Bathrooms.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb to the top can be a challenge but worth every step once you get there. The views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape is beautiful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is breathtaking. Make sure to stop in even if you're traveling in the off season and can't climb it. Off season tip: If you're traveling with children, ask for a junior ranger book in the information center. Kids can fill this out. learn...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really liked the walk, the lighthouse, the staff, and the gift shop. Great little getaway. Would recommend it to everyone.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to stop at all the lighthouses in our path on our visit to the OBX. This one takes your breath away just by the sheer size! Even though it wasn’t open when we visited, it was definitely worth the stop. There is plenty...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was breath taking, the light house and the views around. The door was open to look in, but you couldn't walk up the stairs yet. Must stop and enjoy!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we visited in April, before the lighthouse is open for the season. However, we were able to go inside the light keeper's home where there is a nice museum with information. Make sure to visit the beach, just on the other end of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I get chili bumps when standing in the presence of “Her Majesty” I have been coming to see her since I was a little kid and I feel like one again after my recent visit she stands tall and stable which is needed in this...More

Thank tim s
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Christy B
February 23, 2018|
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JRBS
August 8, 2017|
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry for the delay but our daughter was 5 years old and she made it fine. It is a long hike up the winding stairs but well worth the effort.
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Wineno
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.
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