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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to...

The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.

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A must-see and must-do!

The Hatteras lighthouse is an NC historical treasure and engineering marvel. And imagine moving it across the sand to its new sheltered spot! The climb to the top is relatively... read more

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Clemmons, NC
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Clemmons, NC
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24 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hatteras lighthouse is an NC historical treasure and engineering marvel. And imagine moving it across the sand to its new sheltered spot! The climb to the top is relatively easy and absolutely worth it, although if the wind is high the park rangers may restrict access to the balcony on top. There are 5-6 landings on the staircase so... More 

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Six Mile, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very glad they saved this lighthouse and 2 light keepers homes. Not open to climb until 3rd weekend in April. Great photo op. Saw a yearling doe in the area also.

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Thank Burkett207
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped and enjoyed walking around the grounds, seeing the lighthouse from multiple perspectives and meeting other tourists doing the same. The lighthouse was closed the day we were there but it didn't dull the experience.

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Thank Meg F
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You're into lighthouses this is a great one to come to. This is the lighthouse that they moved in land. The video and the story behind it is enjoyable a great part of our history. The climb up the lighthouse is fun and the view is just fantastic.

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Thank Maridale2013
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent guides, staff, gift shop and history. Great for the whole family. This lighthouse is a national landmark - a must see for everyone.

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Queensbury, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited lighthouse a little windy but nice. Area well kept and gift shop well stocked. Staff very informative and helpful.

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Warsaw, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Anyone loving to be active must take the Climb to this Fameous Lighthouse ! The season is now open and you will love the views once to get to the top. So bring along your Camera and take some beautiful shots !

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This lighthouse is very majestic looking both inside and out. Unfortunately, we were there on a day when we could not climb to the top, but they have a video in one of the nearby buildings that takes you on a climb to the top. The volunteers were very knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse and were eager to... More 

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Cairo WV
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

climbed the cape hatteras light and it was just a lot of fun. 257 steps to the top and once you get there the view is fantastic. the rangers were friendly and very informative.

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Maine
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I couldn't wait to see this lighthouse in person and I wasn't disappointed! It was amazing to think it had been moved from its present location! Very fascinating lighthouse with nice grounds and even a spot to sit and admire the structure!

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