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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, built in 1870, is about 1 mi. s.e. of Buxton at 46379 Lighthouse Rd. The tallest such brick structure in the United States, the 208-foot renovated lighthouse warns ships away from Diamond Shoals, also known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” A balcony, perched at the top of a 257-step climb, offers an observation point. The keeper's quarters contains a visitor center and exhibits about area history. A self-guiding nature trail begins near the lighthouse. Visitor programs are held throughout the summer. Visitors wishing to climb the lighthouse must be at least 42 inches tall.



Admission
$8; $4 (ages 0-11, ages 62+ and the physically impaired). Children under 42 inches tall are not permitted.
Hours
Lighthouse and visitor center open daily 9-5:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 9-4:30, third Fri. in Apr.-day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day-Columbus Day. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Phone for holiday closures. Allow 30 minutes minimum.
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