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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.

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  • Walk: Wildlife at Fort Hill

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    The varied habitats at Fort Hill make it a prime location for observing a variety of the wildlife that occurs on Cape Cod. More

  • Walk: Bombs and Blackouts

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Examine the impact WWII had on the region. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Tour: Captain Penniman House - A Whaling Family's Story

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Bring the family and learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home, and stories of their travels. More

  • Walk: Enchanting Dunes and Wild Cranberry Bogs

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Explore an enchanting dune landscape of unusual plants and wild cranberry bogs. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Walk: Heathland Ramble

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Explore the heathlands (moors) of Cape Cod. More

  • Hike: Saturday Morning Wake-Up

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Wake up early and join a ranger for an energetic hike off the beaten path and into some unique and secluded places. More

  • Walk: Lore of Nauset Marsh

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Explore the rich natural and human history around Nauset Marsh. More

  • Tour: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors off the shore of Nauset Light Beach. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Nauset Light

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Light houses have guided mariners off Cape Cod shores since the late 1700s. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Tour: Captain Penniman House - A Whaling Family's Story

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Bring the family and learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home, and stories of their travels. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Talk: Where the Spark of Magic Happened

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Explore where Marconi made the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic. More

  • Tour: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Walk: Off the Beaten Path - Helltown, Snake Hills, and Herring Cove

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Explore dune and beach ecology. More

  • Walk: Shoreline Stroll

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Discover the fascinating cultural and natural history of the secluded, dynamic coastal barrier system known as the Great Island "gut." More

  • Open House: Captain Penniman House: A Whaling Family's Story

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Learn about the Penniman Family through a tour of their home and stories of their travels. More

  • Canoeing: Salt Pond Paddle

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Take a leisurely paddle in the protected waters of Salt Pond. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Open House: Captain Penniman House: A Whaling Family's Story

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Learn about the Penniman Family through a tour of their home and stories of their travels. More

  • Paddle: Bring Your Own Kayak

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Bring your oun kayak More

  • Tour: Atwood-Higgins House

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Learn about early 18th-century architecture. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Dune Views Over East Harbor

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Climb atop a parabolic dune to gain 360 degree views. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Walk: Wildlife at Fort Hill

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    The varied habitats at Fort Hill make it a prime location for observing a variety of the wildlife that occurs on Cape Cod. More

  • Walk: Bombs and Blackouts

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Examine the impact WWII had on the region. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Tour: Captain Penniman House - A Whaling Family's Story

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Bring the family and learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home, and stories of their travels. More

  • Walk: Enchanting Dunes and Wild Cranberry Bogs

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Explore an enchanting dune landscape of unusual plants and wild cranberry bogs. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Hike: Saturday Morning Wake-Up

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Wake up early and join a ranger for an energetic hike off the beaten path and into some unique and secluded places. More

  • Walk: Lore of Nauset Marsh

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Explore the rich natural and human history around Nauset Marsh. More

  • Tour: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors off the shore of Nauset Light Beach. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Nauset Light

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Light houses have guided mariners off Cape Cod shores since the late 1700s. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Tour: Captain Penniman House - A Whaling Family's Story

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Bring the family and learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home, and stories of their travels. More

  • Walk: Seals of Cape Cod

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Learn wildlife viewing techniques. Times vary by date. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Talk: Where the Spark of Magic Happened

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Explore where Marconi made the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic. More

  • Tour: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors. More

  • Walk: Off the Beaten Path - Nature Tales and Remote Trails of Ballston Beach

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Join a ranger for a longer hike and explore the area that was once the Ballston Beach Seaside Summer Colony. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Walk: Shoreline Stroll

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Discover the fascinating cultural and natural history of the secluded, dynamic coastal barrier system known as the Great Island "gut." More

  • Open House: Captain Penniman House: A Whaling Family's Story

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Learn about the Penniman Family through a tour of their home and stories of their travels. More

  • Canoeing: Salt Pond Paddle

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Take a leisurely paddle in the protected waters of Salt Pond. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Open House: Captain Penniman House: A Whaling Family's Story

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Learn about the Penniman Family through a tour of their home and stories of their travels. More

  • Tour: Atwood-Higgins House

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Learn about early 18th-century architecture. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Dune Views Over East Harbor

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Climb atop a parabolic dune to gain 360 degree views. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Walk: Wildlife at Fort Hill

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    The varied habitats at Fort Hill make it a prime location for observing a variety of the wildlife that occurs on Cape Cod. More

  • Walk: Bombs and Blackouts

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Examine the impact WWII had on the region. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Tour: Captain Penniman House - A Whaling Family's Story

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Bring the family and learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home, and stories of their travels. More

  • Walk: Enchanting Dunes and Wild Cranberry Bogs

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Explore an enchanting dune landscape of unusual plants and wild cranberry bogs. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Walk: Heathland Ramble

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Explore the heathlands (moors) of Cape Cod. More

  • Walk: Lore of Nauset Marsh

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Explore the rich natural and human history around Nauset Marsh. More

  • Tour: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors off the shore of Nauset Light Beach. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Nauset Light

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Light houses have guided mariners off Cape Cod shores since the late 1700s. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Tour: Captain Penniman House - A Whaling Family's Story

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Bring the family and learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home, and stories of their travels. More

  • Walk: Seals of Cape Cod

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Learn wildlife viewing techniques. Times vary by date. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Talk: Where the Spark of Magic Happened

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Explore where Marconi made the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic. More

  • Tour: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Walk: Off the Beaten Path - Helltown, Snake Hills, and Herring Cove

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Explore dune and beach ecology. More

  • Walk: Shoreline Stroll

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Discover the fascinating cultural and natural history of the secluded, dynamic coastal barrier system known as the Great Island "gut." More

  • Open House: Captain Penniman House: A Whaling Family's Story

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Learn about the Penniman Family through a tour of their home and stories of their travels. More

  • Canoeing: Salt Pond Paddle

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Take a leisurely paddle in the protected waters of Salt Pond. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Open House: Captain Penniman House: A Whaling Family's Story

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Learn about the Penniman Family through a tour of their home and stories of their travels. More

  • Tour: Atwood-Higgins House

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Learn about early 18th-century architecture. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Dune Views Over East Harbor

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Climb atop a parabolic dune to gain 360 degree views. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Build Your Own Program - Crowd Souring a Ranger Walk

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Visit our Facebook page on September 18 and vote for a program location and topic. More

  • Walk: Wildlife at Fort Hill

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    The varied habitats at Fort Hill make it a prime location for observing a variety of the wildlife that occurs on Cape Cod. More

  • Walk: Bombs and Blackouts

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Examine the impact WWII had on the region. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Tour: Captain Penniman House - A Whaling Family's Story

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Bring the family and learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home, and stories of their travels. More

  • Walk: Enchanting Dunes and Wild Cranberry Bogs

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Explore an enchanting dune landscape of unusual plants and wild cranberry bogs. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Nature's Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Look into the life of the renowned 20th-century naturalist and children's author. More

  • Walk: Lore of Nauset Marsh

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Explore the rich natural and human history around Nauset Marsh. More

  • Tour: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors off the shore of Nauset Light Beach. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Nauset Light

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Light houses have guided mariners off Cape Cod shores since the late 1700s. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Tour: Captain Penniman House - A Whaling Family's Story

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Bring the family and learn about the Penniman family through a tour of their home, and stories of their travels. More

  • Walk: Seals of Cape Cod

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Learn wildlife viewing techniques. Times vary by date. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Walk: Beach Break

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Different days bring different topics on this short walk starting from the beautiful overlook at Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Talk: Where the Spark of Magic Happened

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Explore where Marconi made the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic. More

  • Tour: Three Sisters Lighthouses

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    These 19th-century lighthouses once provided a beacon for sailors. More

  • Walk: Off the Beaten Path - Nature Tales and Remote Trails of Ballston Beach

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Join a ranger for a longer hike and explore the area that was once the Ballston Beach Seaside Summer Colony. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

  • Museum: Highland House Mueseum

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    See objects from Truro Historical Society. More

  • Return of the Tides: The Restoration of the Herrinf River

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    A historic and ecological look at the Herring River. More

  • Open House: Captain Penniman House: A Whaling Family's Story

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Learn about the Penniman Family through a tour of their home and stories of their travels. More

  • Canoeing: Salt Pond Paddle

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Take a leisurely paddle in the protected waters of Salt Pond. More

  • Open House: Old Habor Life-Saving Station

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Built in 1898, Old Harbor is the last intact lifesaving station of Cape Cod’s original thirteen. More

  • Tour: Highland Light

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Tour Highland Light. More

Did You Know?

Atlantic coastline at Cape Cod National Seashore

In 1959, Massachusetts Senators John F. Kennedy and Leverett Saltonstall introduced the legislation that led to the creation of Cape Cod National Seashore. Two years later, in 1961, then-President John F. Kennedy signed into law Public Law 87-126 which authorized Cape Cod National Seashore.