Learn and Explore
The Highlands Center fosters the unique cultural and natural heritage of Cape Cod by facilitating scientific research, the arts tradition, and educational programs atop the dramatic sea cliffs of Cape Cod National Seashore.
Formerly the North Truro Air Force Station, in 1994, Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS) acquired the 110-acre property. Since then, CCNS has adaptively reused six buildings, has made numerous in infrastructure improvements, and spent over $1.2 million for building demolition. Originally used for common space, housing, offices, and maintenance, buildings provide a broad range of opportunities for future users.
The Highlands Center core is its partners, an interactive community of artists, scientists and educators pursuing their work in a national park setting. These public and private program partners enrich each other's work and the center's mission through their distinctive activities.
Public and Private Partners
Exploration of the arts, pertinent natural science research issues like ecosystem health and climate change, and unique educational programming are continually pursued at the site. Inquiries and proposals for cooperative ventures from non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions are welcomed to join the NPS and existing park partner organizations.
We invite your participation in the Highlands Center redevelopment and programming. The site is open to the public for special tours, events, and scheduled public programs.
For additional information please contact:
Lauren McKean, AICP
Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Last updated: January 31, 2020