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Highland Light

Address: Off S. Highland Rd., Truro, MA 02666
Phone Number: 508 487 1121
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Truro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Owner description: This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

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in NJ
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189 reviews 189 reviews
83 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
72 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

For a few dollars each, we were able to get an excellent tour of a real working lighthouse. We didn't expect to be able to climb into the light dome itself which was a real thrill! Designated parking was a distance away, but free. We asked why the lot near the lighthouse wasn't used, and it was for handicapped access... More

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Fergus, Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I'm a bit lighthouse obsessed, and this is one of my favourite ones. We bought a bottle of wine from the Truro Vineyard that is in the shape of this lighthouse, so we had to go see it. Route is easy to get to and well marked. There is a museum on site, but we never went to that. You... More

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
79 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have seen a few lighthouses on the Cape but liked this one because you can climb to the top. It is not a difficult climb although there are a few tight spaces to get through. 13 spiral steps then a platform,- 3 times then more of a ladder type stair, then stairs up through a gap in the floor... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We took and a chance and stopped at Highland Light, I'm so glad we did. The volunteers were so friendly and really informative. We climbed the stairs on a beautiful, clear day and the view was amazing. Definitely worth the stop.

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Mts of western NC
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460 reviews 460 reviews
158 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We have visited here numerous times over many years and it never gets old, even after the lighthouse was moved back from the cliffs. Wonderful photo opportunities. Just a beautiful spot with an excellent gift shop staffed with two very pleasant women on the day we visited. Parking can be a bit tough when it is busy as golfers take... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A nice lady at an information booth along the highway informed us of the Highland lighthouse being open so we adjusted our schedule and headed there. Parking was not a problem and it was just a short walk to the light. It is definitely worth the extra miles ( our time at Cape Cod was limited) with friendly and informative... More

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Truro, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of the oldest and most beautiful. Spend the night by reservation or take a tour upstairs to see the amazing view and read about how this was moved to prevent it from falling in the ocean due to cliff erosion

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