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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4474
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Nice and what an engineering feat to move the lighthouse without tilting. Worth the drive down... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Patrick B
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worth the trip

A really neat experience. There are a few stairs to climb, but worth the view and experience. Not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edward W
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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 yesterday via mobile

Nice and what an engineering feat to move the lighthouse without tilting. Worth the drive down from kitty hawk

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 2 days ago

A really neat experience. There are a few stairs to climb, but worth the view and experience. Not many lighthouses around and fewer that you can climb. Very nice park grounds and gift shop.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting from California my cousin from Avon, NC drove me to this beautiful lighthouse. Unfortunately the stairway was closed due to high winds but it was a great sight to see. Gift shop has lots of memorabilia and the Park Rangers are wonderful. Great place...More

Thank n0rcala
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be prepared to walk I think 257 steps up the lighthouse! Terrific views - a must do! There is also an air conditioned museum to see.

Thank BookMom4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth the $8 to climb it. Be advised that it is very hot while you're walking up the lighthouse. However, the view is absolutely worth it. Definitely would recommend climbing it once while on vacation.

Thank rmerritt22
Reviewed 3 days ago

A weonderfull visit, 250 + stairs but you can relax after 25 steps. Good excercise, at a reasonable price $4.00 for seniors and kids and and 8.00 for adults. Me and my wife dis d=the climbing and we are over 72 years old while the...More

Thank Michel O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful visit to the lighthouse! I didn't want to try and climb to the top with a bad knee. I was delighted to watch the video climb to the top in the visitor center! The view was spectacular!

Thank SEVicki
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are physically capable it is worth the climb to the top. Know there are a lot of stairs and be aware of your limitations. The ranger at the bottom was friendly and interesting. The view from the top was beautiful.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 5 days ago

A decent stop overall. Was $8 to go up the lighthouse. Plenty of parking, good visitor center and friendly staff. Lots of other things to do, but didn't have time to get to them all. Kid friendly.

Thank jfwilder
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ventured to the newly appeared "Shelly Island". Great time. Must have a 4-wheel drive to go past the parking area at the beach. Beach shoes/tennis shoes are a must! The shells will tear your feet to shreds! Good for families, couples alike. Worth the trip...More

Thank K1004WEdebrab
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20 June 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.
18 May 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
27 April 2017|
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Response from Burkett207 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the parking is open and you can walk up to the lighthouse.