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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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Gifts and lighthouse climb

This lighthouse has the unusual history of needing to be moved so it would not fall off a cliff. I came here as a child when you were able to really look over the cliff, but now... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Diana P
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lighthouse has the unusual history of needing to be moved so it would not fall off a cliff. I came here as a child when you were able to really look over the cliff, but now it is fenced off. You can still imagine though with the pictures around that help you understand the project this ways to save... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place. Lovely views across the ocean and Truro cliffs. Very knowledgeable tour guides and a nice museum. Climbinb to the top of the Light is an adventure in itself.

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Thank Tessa K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited (but did not go round the light house. Great stop off place to take some Photos. Carpark free and only a 5 minute walk to see lighthouse and sea

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Vernon, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the stop at this lighthouse! You can go up to the top too and get a history lesson! I would return for more pictures! Cute gift shop!

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go up to the top of the lighthouse and see views for miles. It's a great way to see how the light houses work and think about being the person maintaining it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely stunning setting for this historic lighthouse which is still in operation today. We learned about the history of Cape Cod's first lighthouse, and the massive undertaking to move it back from the precipice of a dune that was crumbling under the sea. The staff was informative and friendly and they have a cute gift shop to purchase a... More 

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Stow, OH
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way to Provincetown. We did not go to the museum at the parking lot (you have to park here & walk up the path to the lighthouse). There is a small gift shop where you buy tickets for the lighthouse tour. There is a golf course at the site as well. We did the tour &... More 

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Jamestown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped for a short amount of time but it was interesting and beautiful to see. Lots of vacationers and it was hard to find parking

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I recently visited highlands center lighthouse. What a wonderful surprise. There is the Highlands center museum, the lighthouse, a viewing platform, and a golf course all in 1 visit. The viewing platform appears to be on to of a cliff (not recommended for active youngsters). But the views are great. The lighthouse has a small museum, helpful... More 

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Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way back from Provincetown I decided to stop at this lighthouse (having seen the sign driving in early that morning), and despite the fact that both the lighthouse and the gift shop were closed, it was a nice, easy and beautiful 10-minute walk to the cliff, where we learn about the erosion taking place there (because of that... More 

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