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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4474
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What an awesome view! The lighthouse is easily viewed & there's a visitor's center on site. This is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Janet B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Lighthouse visit and (&) climb

Enjoyed visiting this relocated lighthouse at it's new location about 2 football fields from it's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dave l
Reston, Virginia
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Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4474
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an awesome view! The lighthouse is easily viewed & there's a visitor's center on site. This is just one of several site's to visit along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. If you appreciate American history, you'll want to see this.

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this relocated lighthouse at it's new location about 2 football fields from it's previous location. I have personally felt that the park rangers and other staff were well informed, helpful and courteous.

Thank Dave l
Reviewed 2 days ago

worth the visit. spectacular view. great way to get your steps for the day! oldest working brick built lighthouse in the US

Thank kldoor
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here recently and made the climb to the top of the lighthouse. We have climbed several lighthouses but this one is special. With 220 steps it was higher than any lighthouse we had climbed. The view from the top is awesome as you...More

Thank EOMoby
Reviewed 3 days ago

If the lighthouse could talk! Imagine the ships it led to safe harbor! Climb the lighthouse and view where it once sat. Breath taking views of the ocean, within walking distance to the beach and nice gift shop.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cape Hatteras is a wonderful lighthouse to visit in a beautiful location! To climb to the top you will need to be able to walk 257 steps up but wow!! The view is breathtaking- if you're not already winded from the climb. Lol. Be sure...More

Thank DW1Louisville
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

$8 a person to climb. They have you climb in groups and then you can stay at the top for however long. There is a ranger in the middle and at the top to answer questions. It's quite a hike to the top by worth...More

Thank ashleypV2074WN
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the second tallest lighthouse in the world and you can climb to the top! Don't miss the opportunity, the views are spectacular.

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here a few years back and it's certainly a beautiful place. Very peaceful and quiet, we will definitely be back

Thank artsyPR2001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sorry, this review isn't really about the lighthouse, although we did walk up the steps a couple of years ago. As you would expect, an incredible view of the Buxton area. If you can handle the climb, definitely worth the effort. We love the entire...More

Thank rbronsink
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Yet another way for the state of North Carolina to make money off of you... my wife and I have 3 elementary aged kids, so for us we would be charged $28 to simply climb stairs to enjoy the view? No military discount? Charging the elderly and disabled? We are from Western North Carolina and there are no fees for the overlooks on the Great Smoky Mountain highways... and I promise the views are much more spectacular.
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
After hours can u still drive up to it
28 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.
Jane S
I'll be there April 18-21.Can I Climb the Lighthouse?
6 April 2017|
Response from Jayapraghaash | Reviewed this property |
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is normally open from the third Friday in April through Columbus Day. Climbing hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm daily. Tickets are required.