Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore

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The Highlands Center site is currently closed to the public. Check back for updates on specific public events in the summer of 2022.

Mission Statement

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.

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Park Setting

The Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore occupies a point of singular beauty in Truro, Massachusetts. Its converging habitat, where land meets sea, provides a fitting backdrop for learning, reflection and research.

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.

Contact Information

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
NPS Highlands Center Project Manager

Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Phone: (508) 957-0731
E-mail: lauren_mckean@nps.gov

Last updated: November 17, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet , MA 02667

Phone:

508-255-3421
To speak to a park ranger, call 508-255-3421 for visitor information.

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