Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Season is third Friday of April - Columbus Day in October
  • Hours - 9 am - 4:30 pm daily in spring and fall; 9 m. to 5:30 pm the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Address

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 46375 Lighthouse Rd.

    Buxton,   NC   27920

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The tallest brick lighthouse in North America. The lighthouse is open for climbing from the third Friday in April through Columbus Day in October. Extending about 14 miles offshore from Cape Hatteras are the shallow, shifting Diamond Shoals, a hazard to near-shore navigation. By day or night, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse provided a navigational bearing, enabling ships to avoid the treacherous shoals.

Tickets are available on a first come/first served basis and can only be purchased in-person at the site the day of the climb. There are no advance ticket sales for regular climbing tours.

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Address:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Buxton NC 27920

Coordinates:

Latitude: 35° 15' 1.8" / Longitude: -75° 31' 43.68"

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