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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4474
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Educational and Beautiful

If you have the stamina, make sure to walk to the top of the lighthouse for the amazing view...it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tracey M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
The view is worth it!

Our family opted to climb the light house(12 stories high 200+ steps). AMAZING! The guides were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Crystal S
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The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have the stamina, make sure to walk to the top of the lighthouse for the amazing view...it is second to none. We enjoyed the educational areas at the lighthouse and the guides were more than happy to answer any questions. We went to...More

Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family opted to climb the light house(12 stories high 200+ steps). AMAZING! The guides were wonderful and encouraged tourists to take their time-- go at your own pace. There were 8 landings to rest and look out the Windows. The steps are metal and...More

Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We climbed the 12 stories to the top of this lighthouse. The Rangers were all very friendly. Wonderful views from the top made the climb worth it. Go early .. before the heat ... no A/C.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the 2nd time I had visited Hatteras Lighthouse over the last 5 years. This visit was better than the last. The weather was clear and the views we're amazing. The Park Rangers we're very friendly and informative. The Ranger at the top of...More

Thank CindyLu1964
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It’s a great place to visit!! Very interesting. The pictures didn’t do it justice. If you have a chance be sure to stop and see it!

Thank D7015BJpaulas
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited this location many times in recent years, almost every trip I make to the Outer Banks. I never get tired of viewing this lighthouse or the surrounding park area. Always well maintained around the property, and there’s more than just the lighthouse to...More

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful lighthouse and what a climb! The view from the top is worth it. Gift shop has everything to appeal to young and old.

Thank Michael J
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a nice visit at the light house. If you climb the light house be prepared. It's a climb! My legs got heavy about three quarters through. The view is outstanding. Eight dollars for adults. Less for kids and seniors. Have fun!

Thank jfs992018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my first time visiting the lighthouse. Prices were good to climb the lighthouse and it offered great views. The museum was great and had a lot of history about the lighthouse. Had many steps to climb (248) but it was worth it.

Thank comer1615
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Driving through Hatteras you see a small, quiet town, one that looks like a nice little place to live, nothing really stands out until you hit a stretch in the highway and just above the tree's you see it. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. At 193...More

Thank The_Big_Omega
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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
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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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