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Highland Light

Off S. Highland Rd., Truro, MA 02666
508 487 1121
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Ranked #2 of 15 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.
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danbury ct
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

a lot of my friends go every year and they have a great time I go when I can.go and have a great time.

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East Aurora, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to this lighthouse but we were not aware ahead of time that children under 48" tall cannot tour/climb (because of the open railings on the stairs. So we were disappointed that we couldn't do that but it was still cool to go see. They have alot of info on the history of the lighthouse which was cool... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Discovered this by accident while driving to Falmouth from Provencetown. Lovely sights to see, and there is an attached golf course where I would love to play. Well worth a visit.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You park about 100 yards from the lighthouse but I saw a guy park right next to the lighthouse and get his friend in a wheelchair out. There is a little store and a place to stamp your National Park passports. You buy tickets for the tour in the store for $5 and the tours are about every 15 minutes.... More

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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We loved climbing up into a working lighthouse and learning about all the history ! The views are great, too, and there are small write-ups to describe what you are seeing from each window. We appreciated the senior discount (age 65+) and wished we had the time to tour the museum at the beginning of the path to the lighthouse.... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Highland Light with my wife and daughter. The sign on Rte 6 calls it Cape Cod Light. Confusing, but not a big deal. It's been a few years since we've been there. The gift shop was renovated and the tour process updated (which made it much easier to follow). We made the climb up the narrow staircase. I... More

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful setting-some visitors seemed to get a little freaked by the climb to the top of the lighthouse, but definitely worth it. We saw the lighthouse, headed over to Atlantic spice company and finished the morning with lunch at Truro Vineyards. Perfect activities for a misty morning in Truro!

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California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This short trip was both interesting and Informative. We learned about the history of this lighthouse as well as how lighthouses work. The tour was well worth the 4.00. It was about 15 minutes. We were with a 7 year old as well as adults and everyone enjoyed this short trip.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There are 3 activities here. The Highland Museum is an old hotel, located beside the Lighthouse. The first floor was converted to open space where they display pictures, clothing, and artifacts from era about 150 years ago. Unfortunately you can't take pictures of anything and every 10' you see a sign which reminds you "No Photographs". If we had known... More

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Boston, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An interesting piece of lighthouse history. Beautiful views from the top. Not too long a climb, but steep steps.

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