Highland Light

Highland Light, Truro: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Highland Light Reviews: 4.5/5

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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Maltipoo16
New York791 contributions
Construction
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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W2322CLjennifers
Smithfield, VA57 contributions
One of my all-time favorites
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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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6,974 contributions
Good stop in rain or shine.
Jun 2021
We stopped here in the misty fog, parking free at the closed Highland House Museum(also restrooms were closed). The level 100 yard walkway took us to the relocated 1872 39’ lighthouse that is currently under scaffold. The walk extends 450’ farther to the rock where it stood until 1996. The original 10 acre plot has now eroded to 4 acres, with a fence preventing our exposure to the sharp sandy cliffs.
Information signage told about the Small’s farm progression from a mill to housing guests to building the hotel(now museum) in 1906, a theme over the years of Cape Cod and tourism. Nice historic stop on the way to the Pilgrims First Landing Park in Provincetown.
Written June 3, 2021
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raachmyers
White Haven, PA279 contributions
Still Under Repair It Seems!
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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robert-not-home
Boston, MA2,201 contributions
Under Repair
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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BillSure
Boston, MA103 contributions
Under construction
Jul 2020
The lighthouse is undergoing renovations so we didn't get the full experience I bet it is will be great when completed - It was closed although we did go in the early evening
Written September 1, 2020
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Joseph M
East Sandwich, MA1,714 contributions
Great Lighthouse & History -- Good Views
Jul 2020
A beautiful lighthouse. I can't help stopping to look at this lighthouse whenever I'm in the area. Good history. Currently closed for tours. This is an operating lighthouse.

Nice views of the beach and Atlantic Ocean from the viewing platform between the lighthouse and cliff overlooking the beach. You can see Provincetown and you can see the Jenny Lind Tower.

Parking is limited (free). The grounds are open at night. It is surrounded by a golf course.
Written July 28, 2020
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Alexis H
Boston, MA203 contributions
I love history!
Jul 2020 • Couples
You can’t pass up seeing the first light house in Cape Cod, which was commissioned by then President George Washington and built in the late 1700s.
Written July 15, 2020
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Hotelsnobb
Boston, MA862 contributions
A slice of history
Jun 2020 • Couples
Loved this lighthouse, the quiet atmosphere, and the history behind it. An easy, level walk out to the lighthouse from the parking lot (maybe the length of 2 blocks). The area is beautiful and behind the lighthouse is a perfect spot for taking photos, which overlooks the ocean. Lots of signage with the history of the area and lighthouse, including how they had to move it at one point.
Written June 19, 2020
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Tiffany T
Lafayette, IN204 contributions
Great views
Jun 2020 • Family
We drove here from Province bc it had a shorter walk to the point than the other options. The views were great, the gift shop and actual lighthouse were closed due to remodeling and covid. Parking was available at the golf shop for free and maybe a 100 yard walk to the point.
Written June 12, 2020
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