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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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Beautiful.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Amanda M
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Portage, Wisconsin
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Portage, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
84 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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95 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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9 helpful votes 9 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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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79 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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