Trip Planner: USA / North Carolina / North Carolina Coast / Outer Banks / Hatteras Island / Buxton / Historic Sites / Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
A life-saving piece of engineering, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse protects sailors from what's been nicknamed "The Graveyard of the Atlantic." The lighthouse rises 64 m (210 ft), making it the tallest lighthouse in the world. Start exploring across from the lighthouse at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center and Museum of the Sea, where you'll discover the history and legend of the lighthouse. Here you'll also find information about Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Use our Buxton tourist route planner to add Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and other attractions to your Buxton vacation plans.
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We visit Cape Hatteras Lighthouse each trip. A great place to visit for free. Always something going on. It costs to climb the lighthouse and there is a nice gift shop. A museum on the grounds. Walk o... more »
After having seen this light numerous times from sea coming back home from deployment it was great to see it up close in person. It was interesting to learn about the history of this landmark, more »
You can go up in the lighthouse for a small fee. The kids loved it. You can see the bay and ocean. The stairs are a spiral, it kind of freaked them out about halfway up but they kept going. more »
Summer 2002- my family went to trip to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. That's so beautiful huge tallest lighthouse 💜😘. But no open public, still working fixed up stairs shape. 😢 no go in. Take pictures beach and lighthouse. Summer 2003- my family went again visit there. Now finally open public go climb steps top. $4.00 ticket go in, not bad cost. My grandma can't go in climb steps because very bad pain knee. We go in see many steps so beautiful. Now top level so beautiful views beach and cars parking lot. Stay while 10 mins see around views and take pictures. Go downstairs so tired lots and hot too. Go to gift shop is very nice place. Now i want again go visit there. 😢💔
Definitely worth the stop. Grounds are impeccable. Staff is very informative and the view is amazing. The houses on the grounds have some great history in them as well.
What an amazing lighthouse! The view is worth so much and the 8 dollars goes to a good cause. Would definitely stop in again for this. Dont miss out!
Fantastic! My class went on a trip to the Outer Banks, and this is one of the many places we visited! The park Rangers are kind and very knowledgeable on the history of Blackbeard, and WWII! I definitely recommend going here if you are in the area.
Lots of history. Beautiful view from top of lighthouse. Great water sports.
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Side trips from Buxton
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Visit for: 8h
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
Visit for: 1h 30min
Visit for: 3h
Avon Fishing Pier
Visit for: 2h
Horseback Riding Tours
Visit for: 2h 30min
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Visit for: 3h
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