In 1999, The Entire Cape Hatteras Lighthouse In North Carolina Was Physically Moved Over Half A Mile – It Was A Big Deal

North Carolina is home to a number of lighthouses – each one as fascinating as the next. But in terms of back stories, one of them stands out above the rest. In 1999, with the sea quickly encroaching upon the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the decision was made to pick it up and move it 2,900 feet to the southwest.

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You can learn more about the lighthouse, including dates when it’s open for visitors, from the official website of the National Park Service. Have you climbed to the top of America’s tallest brick lighthouse? What’s your favorite lighthouse in the North Carolina? Join the discussion in the comments!

Address: 46379 Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, NC 27920, USA