Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

NC Hwy 12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-4474

See America's Lighthouse! At 208 feet, the black and white spiral banded lighthouse at Cape Point in Buxton is the tallest brick lighthouse in the nation. It was built in 1870, and in a grand marvel of engineering was moved 2900 feet away from the encroaching shoreline in 1993. Seasonally open for climbing. Gift shop and museum open year round 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in summer.