Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton

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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Buxton using our trip planner.
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  • Been visiting long before the lighthouse was moved. There is a charge to climb the lighthouse and many safety considerations are posted. Nice museum and grounds run by the National Park Service. Large...  more »
  • Beautiful and iconic, take time to visit if you can. There is a small museum next to the lighthouse that is also worth seeing.  more »
  • Really good place to visit. It's well taken care of, and it's the tallest all brick lighthouse in America. The crew quarters have been restored and turned into a museum. The lighthouse is in great shape. During season, you can walk to the 240+ steps that's equivalent to walking up a 12 story building.
  • Larger than life amazing lighthouse to see. Came during off season so it wasn’t crowded or hot. Keepers house was informative and a great little gift shop for items you won’t find out in town. Would recommend this as your must see stop of lighthouse tours!
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