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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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This was 1 of the few things I really enjoyed on my trip. When you get there, check out the dvd that is playing that shows how they moved the lighthouse. If you have kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was 1 of the few things I really enjoyed on my trip. When you get there, check out the dvd that is playing that shows how they moved the lighthouse. If you have kids, they have to be a certain height in order to go up. Also if you have trouble with stairs don't even attempt. But please do... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

this was a good tour to do but if you don't like tight spaces its not for you.. my daughter doesn't like heights but she still went up and enjoyed it.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite lighthouse that we visited on the Cape. You could go all the way up to the top, and the light is still on, as it's an active lighthouse. The windows have plaques to tell you what you're looking at in each direction. The tour is only $4. Nice gift shop too.

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped by here early in the morning with my sisters while the kids were still sleeping. Beautiful view over the ocean. Its on the Atlantic side but you can see all across the cape to the bay and Provincetown. No access at this site down to the beach below. There are no gates or anything so I bet that you... More 

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Hamden, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a very short activity, so probably not worth a long drive for, but it was interesting to be able to climb up into a real, old, working lighthouse. It was the first on Cape Cod and has a lot of charm and spectacular 360 degree views. Go on a clear day if you can. Only for the relatively... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have wanted to climb this lighthouse since I first saw it years ago. However, I am not a fan of heights - I was a bit nervous getting up to the very top, as it requires a climb up a short but narrow ladder. That being said, I made it up there, which means you can, too. The brick... More 

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Ayer, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We really enjoyed the light house museum, lighthouse and being able to climb the lighthouse. There is a minimum height requirement and I so agree with that. The stairs towards the top of the light are awkward and without a complete railing, but the view was fabulous. I expected more verbal information on the "lighthouse tour" beyond the bottom floor,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A lot of people like this lighthouse because it looks like a full size miniature golf course. As it should since it in the middle of a real golf course. (By the way, I told this is very close to the 'old' courses in Scotland due to the dunes and sea.) This lighthouse is open for tours during the day.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The lighthouse comes with an interesting story and a beautiful view. There is also a museum on the property that has more interesting things to see. Lighthouse is a nice walk from the parking area. There is also an observation deck shortly past. The view is breathtaking, but so is just about every view of Cape Cod. The parking can... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A great little find in Truro. Christine, Girard & Peter were very friendly and full of information about this quaint, well maintained lighthouse - oldest one too! Great views and very patient for all the photographers out there! However if your little one is not 48" they will not be able to climb up. Tight and steep climb at the... More 

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