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    The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »

Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District

Decision Document, Dune Shack Historic District Preservation and Use Plan, May 18, 2012

Dune Shack Historic District Preservation and Use Plan/ Environmental Assessment /Assessment of Effect Cape Cod National Seashore

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District, May 2011

National Park Service Releases Dune Shack District Preservation and Use Plan/Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect; Public Meeting Planned for May 10, 2011 press release


Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission Report on the Preservation and Use Plan/Environmental Assessment for the Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District, July 2010

Progress Report on CCNS Dune Shack District Preservation and Use Plan/EA. May 24, 2010

National Register Determination of Eligibility, Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District

Dune Shack District Preservation and Use Plan/EA Planning Documents

May 24, 2007, Superintendent's Letter to Interested Parties

National Park Service Press Release, May 24, 2007: Cape Cod Dune Shacks Found Not to Meet Criteria for Recognition as a Traditional Cultural Property

Memorandum from the Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service, to Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore. Subject: Keeper's Response Regarding New Area of Significance, Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Memorandum from the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, Subject: Potential New Area of Significance, Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Procedures for Commenting to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places Regarding Potential New Area of Significance, Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District

Letter to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places regarding the Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District

Link to Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Traditional Cultural Properties, National Register Bulletin 38

Dwelling in the Dunes: Traditional Use of the Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District, Cape Cod by Robert J. Wolfe

Traditional Cultural Property Assessment: Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District, Cape Cod National Seashore, Prepared by Robert J. Wolfe and T. J. Ferguson

Did You Know?

Three Sisters Lighthouses, Eastham

Because of coastal erosion of 3 feet a year, the sea has threatened historical landmarks over the years. A few examples of those moved back from the edge include the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, the Three Sisters, Nauset, and Highland Lights, and the French Cable Hut.