Highland Light
Highland Light
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This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
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  • Anaes20
    Ontario, Canada473 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just great!
    Great little lighthouse. Did the lighthouse tour, as I have never been in a lighthouse before. There is a height limit (for Kids) to do the lighthouse tour as the stairs are steep.....avoid it if you are afraid of heights. Great views from the lighthouse. Nice little shop at the bottom. Washroom facilities are available. Definitely recommend this.....but beware when visiting with smaller kids as I saw some distraught kids who were not allowed to climb to the top of the lighthouse due to the height restrictions.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Courtney M
    Connecticut40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A successful rainy day activity
    I thought I was slightly crazy to visit a lighthouse on a rainy day but I’m so glad we did! Other than the short walk to the lighthouse itself, the entire visit can be achieved indoors. There’s a small gift shop and tickets can be purchased to climb up to the top of the lighthouse with a brief but informative tour at the bottom. We climbed to the very top which was still entirely enclosed and away from the elements. By the time we climbed back down the rain had stopped long enough for us to walk out to the overlook area. If you’re traveling with kids just know that there is a height requirement to climb the lighthouse! I believe it’s 48” but be sure to check on that prior to your visit. We’ve seen almost all the lighthouses on the Cape and this one was our favorite so far. Even in the rain! Highly recommend.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Sylvia C
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative tour is worth it!
    This lighthouse was saved from falling off the cliff! They offer a short film in the main house that provides details. The paid tour was well worth it! The guides provide plenty of extra details about the structure itself and the move, plus the views from the top are stunning. Glad we stopped in on our recent vacation to the area.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • BLMerce
    Kensington, Maryland919 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informational
    We learned a lot about this lighthouse history. It was fun climbing up to the top and the views were spectacular. We could even see whales breaching. There was a reasonable admission cost. We received $1 each ticket because we toured the museum
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 14, 2023
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raachmyers
Topton, PA311 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
We visited here while traveling through Cape Cod and stopped on a really windy day last week. We wanted to stretch our legs and hide from the wind but to no avail, the lighthouse and indoor house was closed. So we took a quick walk to the lighthouse, lookout point behind it, hopped in the car and away we went. It was a great view to see the water from however the lighthouse is wrapped in scaffolding. You don’t ever get to see one in a state of repair so it was still interesting.
Written March 9, 2021
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Maltipoo16
New York1,726 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Don’t make the drive here just to view the lighthouse, you won’t be seeing much of anything. They have the majority of the lighthouse taken apart for construction and it is totally closed down. We were very disappointed after driving out there to find it in the condition it was in. I was expecting to still see a lighthouse, but it just looked like scaffolding to be honest.
Written August 21, 2021
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BLMerce
Kensington, MD919 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We learned a lot about this lighthouse history. It was fun climbing up to the top and the views were spectacular. We could even see whales breaching. There was a reasonable admission cost. We received $1 each ticket because we toured the museum
Written September 14, 2023
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Anaes20
Ontario, Canada473 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great little lighthouse. Did the lighthouse tour, as I have never been in a lighthouse before. There is a height limit (for Kids) to do the lighthouse tour as the stairs are steep.....avoid it if you are afraid of heights.
Great views from the lighthouse. Nice little shop at the bottom. Washroom facilities are available.
Definitely recommend this.....but beware when visiting with smaller kids as I saw some distraught kids who were not allowed to climb to the top of the lighthouse due to the height restrictions.
Written August 2, 2023
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We picked a beautiful sunny weekday March day to visit as we drove from Boston to Provincetown. There was no construction going on but it was closed as much of the Cape was during this time of the year. A lot of parking through I’m sure much busier during the summer. Just nice to stretch out our legs during the long drive. Would return in the future when actually opened to the public. Enjoy.
Written April 9, 2022
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theoljohnnyboy
New Florence, PA1,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
A very nice little stop. The guides bring out a lot of history regarding the property, the light, the move of the light, and more. Some tours a re just repeats of lighthouse facts that are true of every light, but this one really was unique. The views from the top were very nice despite the tower being short in stature. Nicely restored over the past couple of years as well. Reasonable fee to climb. The only restroom is at the parking area at the muesem.
Written September 16, 2022
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theresa b
17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Disappointed. My husband and I enjoy going up in lighthouse. We did not go up in this one because of the customer service.

We arrived around 2pm, no other visitors in the store. Wondered around the gift shop for 15 minutes. Twice during the time I went up to cashier area and read the " before you go" safety instructions. Not once in the 15 minutes did any of the 5 workers even say hello or ask if we had any questions.
Written May 9, 2024
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robert-not-home
Boston, MA2,345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Under repair so much less to see, however I'm not going to ding the review because of that. Still a nice beach view as you walk past the lighthouse and a nice setting. If you want the full experience skip it until the work is done, but a nice little walk in a pretty Cape setting so if you have the time still nice to visit
Written December 14, 2020
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Sylvia C
Philadelphia, PA46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
This lighthouse was saved from falling off the cliff! They offer a short film in the main house that provides details. The paid tour was well worth it! The guides provide plenty of extra details about the structure itself and the move, plus the views from the top are stunning. Glad we stopped in on our recent vacation to the area.
Written September 5, 2023
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W2322CLjennifers
Smithfield, VA61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Yep, still closed when we visited July 6, 2021. I hadn't looked ahead, so I was disappointed. But I don't want to ding the review, either. I saw this lighthouse years ago, and loved it! I had hoped to see it again on this trip, thus my disappointment. If you haven't seen this lighthouse, it has beautiful views and breezes, and is well worth the visit when re-opened. To the park service: Please update the signage on the doors that state when the lighthouse is expected to be re-opened.
Written July 20, 2021
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