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Very interesting and stunning scenery as well!

We enjoyed this visit more than one should for a lighthouse but the Ranger made it, very nice guy... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
Beautiful, magestic, functional

in a gorgeous location. This is a must see if you love lighthouses. Surrounded by a golf course... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Miami Beach, Florida
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This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
27 Highland Light Rd, Truro, MA 02652
+1 508-487-1121
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We enjoyed this visit more than one should for a lighthouse but the Ranger made it, very nice guy who told us a lot about the site and area and made us feel very welcome in his country. The position of the lighthouse has been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

in a gorgeous location. This is a must see if you love lighthouses. Surrounded by a golf course!!! Don't miss this one

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jmarketos
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Looks lovely, but unfortunately closed for renovations. You can still walk around. Easy parking. Website needs to be updated.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CindyLW137
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Love to go to lighthouses and this one is one you get to enter and climb to the top. Inexpensive and well worth it as the view on a clear day is fantastic as you can see the entire cape. Knowledgeable staff answered all our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cconstantine72
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited several lighthouses today and this was probably my favorite. The setting is beautiful and since tickets were cheap ($6), there were only 66 stairs and the skies were clear, we made the climb. It starts with a brief history on Washington's commission to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We finally made it to Cape Cod lighthouse. The nearby museum was closed for the season, so we will be back to check it out. Nearly 70 steps to reach the top, and a minimum height to go up with little ones. They keep the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Almost50Connecticut
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Just looking for things to do in the area so we went. My! My! Are we glad we did it! I have been to quite a few lighthouses, but this is the first that I am actually allowed to go inside. we visited today, on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Michelli2011
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Cape Cod during the off season has its benefits. On this windy day, we decided to check out the Cape’s first light house. Admission was super reasonable at $6 for adults. That gave us 2 guides up the climb of the lighthouse. Guides were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BrentF23
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Stunning lighthouse and tour up to the top (69 stairs). Highland Light is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on the Cape. It was originally called "Cape Cod" light but when other lighthouses started being built they changed the name to Highland Light. The ladies that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank biddiesmom
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Always enjoy visiting different lighthouses especially on the Cape. This was so interesting as it is the oldest one and was nearly lost by the sea. The climb to the top on the tour was easy and the view specular.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karmablu3
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Response from JunB900 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how many.. but its not that bad.