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Chatham Lighthouse

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Address: 37 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2419
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+1 508-430-0628
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One of the most famous and interesting lighthouses on Cape Cod.

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Nice Lighthouse and water view

Easy parking right at the light house with a beautiful view of the beach. Loved how the American Flag flew beside the light.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy parking right at the light house with a beautiful view of the beach. Loved how the American Flag flew beside the light.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A gorgeous view from the Lighthouse over looking the beach. Limited parking available across the street. People sit in their cars to enjoy the view.

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited it was not open to tour. Never the less it was very scenic and historic. It was very windy and quite chilly I would suggest warm clothing of here in the winter.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The Chatham Lighthouse is located on Main Street on a beautiful bluff overlooking the ocean. This is a must-see attraction when visiting Chatham. This is a perfect spot to take a walk on the beach or view the ocean from the top of the bluff where there is plenty of parking.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

It's a beautiful lighthouse. However, we couldn't find parking so we were only able to stop and take a picture.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Make sure to stop here, even if you don't have time to walk on the beach. The history of the boat rescue is very interesting.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

If you are in the Chatham area, this light house and beach area is a must visit. Depending on the day, parking can be a problem. I enjoyed reading about the history of the lighthouse. This is worth taking many pictures. Across the road is Chatham beach. We took a walk on the beach and really enjoyed the sights. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Really enjoyed seeing this lighthouse. The rescue vessel used by the Coast Guard crew featured in the "Finest Hours" movie is there. Quite moving to learn more about their amazing feat.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We walked from the hotel to this lighthouse at the far end of town. Excellent place & lots of history. Also has a n old lifeboat by it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

On our recent late season trip to Cape Cod we decided to visit Chatham Lighthouse. Based on information found directly from Google search it should have been open on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm and we were quite excited to be able to have a guided tour of the interior by a Coast Guard. I called to confirm and that’s... More 

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