Lighthouses

Golfers walk across a green golf course against the backdrop of a tall lighthouse with scaffolding around it.
Highland Lighthouse in Truro is closed until 2021 for major rehabilitation. The lighthouse grounds and the Highland Links course remain open.

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Due to impacts from COVID-19, lighthouses within Cape Cod National Seashore are closed to the public during summer 2020. Visitors are welcome to visit the grounds and view the buildings from outside.

There are several lighthouses within Cape Cod National Seashore, reminding us of the Outer Cape's strong connection to the sea. Some of the lighthouses are maintained by partners, such as the Nauset Light Preservation Society and Eastern National. These organizations open the lighthouses to the public seasonally, and also provide the necessary maintenance to ensure that the lights shine brightly and are open to the public long into the future.

Highland Light, Truro: The Highland Light tower will be closed for major structural repairs until 2021. Work includes masonry restoration; drainage system improvements; and repairs to windows, stairs, and decks. The grounds will remain open during construction, providing outstanding views of the Atlantic and the opportunity to see historic preservation work in action. Operated by Eastern National.

Nauset Light, Eastham: Open several times a week from spring through fall. Operated by Nauset Light Preservation Society.

Three Sisters Lights, Eastham: Open for tours periodically from spring through fall.

Pick up a copy of the seasonal activity guide at a visitor center for tour days and times.

Race Point, Wood End, and Long Point lights in Provincetown are accessed by walking over sand. The Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation operates Race Point Light, and occasionally hosts open houses with free transportation to the light. Wood End and Long Point lights are not open to the public.

 

Last updated: July 24, 2020

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