A white brick lighthouse tower stands connected to a grey house in an open grass field.
Highland Lighthouse in Truro.

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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: Highland Light is generally open from mid-May to mid-October, but WILL BE CLOSED in 2019 due to extensive rehabilitation. The Keeper's Shop store and exhibit area will be open during construction, from spring through fall. Operated by Eastern National.

Nauset Light, Eastham: Open two to three times a week from mid-May to early October. 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: November 14, 2018

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