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Highland Light

Off S. Highland Rd., Truro, MA 02666
508 487 1121
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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.
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Truro, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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DeWitt, New York
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192 helpful votes 192 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

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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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.

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Little Valley, New York
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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 :)

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Boston
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Drove out to Truro to do the Highland Light tour. Paid $4.00 each for the tour. Great bargain! Tour starts on the ground level with a very knowledgable tour guide. Seemed like she really loves her job and the lighthouse too . After her portion of the tour was done (approximately 10 minutes), she radioed up to the second tour... More

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ispeakfoodtooblogger
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Highland Light is a must stop & visit. Being that it had tours and access to tower- this place a bit more special with its interesting history. There is a height requirement and there is the 60 step spiral staircase-all was worth the trip once you're on top and taking a look around. The tour guides at this lighthouse are... More

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Western MA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My son finally passed the height requirement this year. We brought our free pass back from last year. It was great! We went 2x. Historically, it's really very interesting as is the beach erosion that will continue to plague the lighthouse. My son is 5 and found it all really interesting. We had to keep explaining how water erodes and... More

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Orlando, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Highland Light is a beautiful lighthouse. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. I would recommend visiting the lighthouse when you are in the area and learning about it's history. We really are glad we stopped by and took the time to stroll around.

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