We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Highland Light

Off S. Highland Rd., Truro, MA 02666
508 487 1121
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Truro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Write a Review

75 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Virginia Water, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
74 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mts of western NC
Top Contributor
456 reviews 456 reviews
158 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a lovely place to go bike riding. Splendid view from above if you go to the top of the light house and from the ground; if you are afraid of heights. The museum is very interesting. Wonderful place to go site seeing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
DeWitt, New York
Top Contributor
284 reviews 284 reviews
137 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited several lighthouses on the Cape during our recent visit, and saw a few more (the less accessible ones near Provincetown) from a distance. This one was my favorite. Take the tour and you'll learn a little lighthouse history, and be sure to look at the video and exhibits. They explain about how the eroding shoreline forced the relocation... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Lighthouses are such wonderful and romantic places to see, and this one does not disappoint. Beautiful scenery, great views, an informative presentation, and a short climb to get to the top. As a visitor to the US, I like to visit the National Parks monuments and parks as they are usually wonderful places. This was a great stop off as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springfield, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for a few hours of our day. Time well spent! The views are breath taking and the history is great! The little museum near the parting lot is filled with history as well. There is also a 9 hole golf course if you want to make a day if it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Little Valley, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Love the history. Great view and great tour! Must see and do. Easy climb to the top. Friendly and knowledgable staff :)

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Highland Light also viewed

Provincetown, Cape Cod

Been to Highland Light? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Highland Light?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing