Cape Hatteras National Seashore is home to three lighthouses; Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Island. Each is unique and significant in their own way. In the summer months, you can explore the lighthouse stories during scheduled ranger programs. Please explore these immersive virtual options to experience the lighthouses during the-off season or from the comfort of your home.
Outer Banks Forever, a webcam was installed at the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 2021. This webcam allows visitors to experience the view from the top of the 197 foot tall lighthouse virtually on their own devices. During the restoration of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the webcam will allow visitors to continue to enjoy the view from the top as the work is completed. The webcam will be a great tool for many years to come, allowing people who are unwilling or unable to climb to the top an idea of what the view looks like.
Explore the new virtual tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to get a feel for what climbing to the top feels like. Each tour stop along the way includes an interactive 360-degree photograph and historical information about the lighthouse. Check out the historic photo gallery to see the lighthouse through it's first 150 years. The virtual tour is a great tool for educators and teachers around the country to connect their students to the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
Climb the Bodie Island Lighthouse with a Ranger (video)
Climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse with a Ranger (video)
Tour of the Ocracoke Light Station and Lighthouse Climb (video)
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Join Ranger Alisa as she takes us on a tour of the Ocracoke Light Station and a climb of the 200 year old Ocracoke Lighthouse.
Last updated: November 6, 2023