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Highland Light

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Address: Off S. Highland Rd., Truro, MA 02666
Phone Number: 508 487 1121
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Description: This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this...
This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
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So very interesting!!

This was the first lighthouse on Cape Cod and as such it is rich in history. When you enter you are in a small museum/giftshop with several artifacts from the light's history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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723 reviews 723 reviews
212 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was the first lighthouse on Cape Cod and as such it is rich in history. When you enter you are in a small museum/giftshop with several artifacts from the light's history. For a few dollars you can go to the top of the lighthouse, which we did. There we were given an overview of the lighthouse's workings and its... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I have been to Cape Cod many times, but I had never made it out to the Highland lighthouse before - and I am so glad that I did this time! It is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse, and also from the lighthouse to the edge where the original lighthouse had stood, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We showed up later in the day, probably during the after lunch but before dinner rush. We learned a lot about the property and the lighthouse. During high season they have a museum and a golf course. But it was fantastic as is! I hope to go back someday again!

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warwick, rhode island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There are lots of nice lighthouses on Cape Cod but this might be the best of them all. A beautiful and classic design with great views in every direction. And to make it even better, during the summer months you can go up to the top of the lighthouse for even more amazing views. Volunteers are on hand to answer... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I don't think it's possible to take a bad picture of this place. The first time I went, I went into the light, which was fun, but the second time I just walked past and enjoyed the view. It's just so calm and beautiful - marred only by the golf carts that cross the path periodically.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was the first lighthouse we visited on Cape Cod. We got to climb it. The nieces really enjoyed it! The volunteer was great! For those whom choose not to climb it, they can still enjoy nice views from the shore.

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Paris, France
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visited here as a family over the summer. It is a short hike to the top of the lighthouse and if the weather is good you will be treated to an exceptional view. Take the walk out to the edge of the cliffs and you will understand why it saved the lighthouse moving it back to save it from... More 

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in NJ
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204 reviews 204 reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We paid 8.00 for the two of us, short intro by a docent & up we went. Not quite as strenuous a climb as some others, stair treads are closed. Great views from the top, you can see the tower that the story goes Jenny Lind (famous singer from days of old) sang from. It was part of a train... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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317 reviews 317 reviews
125 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is such a great thing to do. I drove out one morning recently as I had not been here in a while. It was spectacular morning with animated skies all around adding to the intense lighting in the area. This is the only lighthouse in this immediate are that you can climb. The grounds are magnificent and the views... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Climbing that dark spiral staircase some sixty-plus stairs was scary and exciting, but my adult daughter and I were glad we had the opportunity, and the view from the top was worth it. Since the day was sunny and we were surrounded by glass it was very warm up there, but the 360-degree view was great and we took interesting... More 

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