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We have often stopped by the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in years past. It is a magnificent structure, one that has prevented countless maritime catastrophes in turbulent, shoal-filled waters.. You can learn about the history of the lighthouse and the natural history of the area in...More
We enjoyed our climb of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Note - you must be 42” to climb and they do measure the kids.
We bought our tickets there and within 20 minutes we were climbing. Before you climb a ranger gives a nice background and of...More
We arrived early in the morning, which helps with the crowds. We did not have to wait very long to be able to climb to the top. The ranger at the top talked with us for over 45 minutes about the history of the lighthouse...More
I braved the heat of the August sun and went to the top of the lighthouse and was rewarded with an incredible view and even more incredible breeze! It was worth the climb, so much so that I went back and purchased the tshirt!!
We climbed the lighthouse in the middle of the afternoon with a heat warning. The light house is beautiful. The view from the top was amazing....but man... what a climb! There are several areas on the way up to stop off and rest and they...More
My mother and I visited a few weeks ago. I did not go prepared to make the climb, but next time, I will wear appropriate clothing (i.e. sneakers, pants/sweats) to make the walk up the steps. The property is run by the National Parks Service,...More
This was a quick stop because I had to catch the ferry. It was still enjoyable. This is the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. There is a nice gift shop run by the park service where you can get all kinds of momentos. It...More
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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
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, explaining a lot of the history and showing you the views you would see if you climbed. We have 4 young children and it wouldv'e cost us $48 to clmb so we skipped the climb, and found the movie quite satisfactory as a supplementary experience - and its free!