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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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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 light was moved!

The Highland Light, also known as the Cape Cod Light is slightly off the beaten path, but a worthwhile visit if you have the time. It was the first light erected on Cape Cod in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
stephen t
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Chippewa Bay, New York
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Chippewa Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Highland Light, also known as the Cape Cod Light is slightly off the beaten path, but a worthwhile visit if you have the time. It was the first light erected on Cape Cod in 1797. In 1996 the light was moved 450 feet to its current location after erosion of the original location's bank threatened the light. Of the... More 

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth taking the guided tour. The guides are informative and personable! Not a bad climb to the top and the views are beautiful.

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Thank bookworm603
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located next to the oldest golf course in the USA! Historical location on the outer Cape. Due to erosion, lighthouse moved back 450 feet from original location. Film inside the lighthouse store shows how they made it happen.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The lighthouse was moved about 20 years ago, and you'll learn all about that. But the best part is the climb to the top and the awesome views. We could see clear across the bay to Plymouth, Great fun.

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Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit. There is alot of history at this lighthouse it was moved back 450 feet from falling into the sea. It was $6 per person and 69 steps to the top and then they let you go up into where the light is. Perfect for taking pictures. There were 2 guides 1 on ground floor that... More 

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Original location was surveyed by George Washington when he was a young man. There is lots of history here and at the Truro historical museum nearby. A wonderful scenic place to visit.

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't do the tour (didn't feel it was worth paying for) but the structure and grounds were nice. I don't know that I would go out of my way to stop in but we were driving by so we decided to stop. If you enjoy lighthouses, then certainly stop here. There's so much rich history in and around the... More 

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Kingsley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Short tour that ends with a climb up steep, narrow steps to the top and a wonderful view. Steps are not for extra large people or those who have trouble walking. Steps give an idea of the difficulties of lighthouse keepers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small lighthouse, but it's been there since George Washington ordered its building. It has been moved further inland, as the cliff was crumbling. You can walk down to the original site on a boardwalk. You can take a guided tour in the lighthouse, but there is a lot of information in the gift shop. Parking was free.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free parking, a short walk to the lighthouse (tours are available, but two of us were shorter than the 48" minimum height), and a path to the former site of the lighthouse literally at the edge of land. Due to the undermining of the cliffs, it was moved back about 400 feet to its present location. Very scenic classic New... More 

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