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“Very cool.”
Review of Highland Light

Highland Light
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Full-Day Provincetown Land and Sea Scenic Tour
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Truro
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This lighthouse was the first light sailors glimpsed when reaching this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very cool.”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

If you like lighthouses this is well worth the trip. Very cool interior and only 4 bucks to climb. Well worth it!

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 528 helpful votes
“A Beacon of Hope”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is spectacular! Once the beacon to sailing ships approaching Cape Cod from the East, Highland Light has lost its importance in a world of technology that can pin point the distance from ship to shore. But the powerful beam is still lit at night and during rough weather to signal sailors that land is near. A trip to the top is a must with a full view of the outer Cape including Provincetown on one side and around the bend to Nauset on the other. Walk out to the bluff to discover the erosion that is moving the sand from the ocean side around the tip of the Cape to fill in the beaches on the bay side. Stop in to see the video about how the light was saved by some passionate advocates who convinced the federal government to move it back from the bluff for posterity. This story highlights the creativity and care of engineers charged with moving a massive structure without any damage. As you walk back to your car, turn around to appreciate the importance of light houses to the development of navigation throughout the centuries. They represent a lost but important era in our national history.

Visited June 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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326 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“One of my favorite lighthouses”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Truro Light was one of my favorite lighthouses from the trips. Traveling during May, the off season, allowed us to wander the grounds of the Light by ourselves. The entire time we explored and took pictures, we were the only tourists. The cliff view just past the lighthouse is equally stunning. If you enjoy lighthouses, this is a definite pit stop!

Visited May 2012
Thank thefamilythattravels
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“beautiful airy site”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

the story of the light house is very interesting of how it was moved. I didn't climb to the top, bad knees, but my friends did and loved the view. first time we went was at dusk we were swarmed by mosquitos, much better during the day. beautiful view of the seashore

Visited June 2012
Thank Gayle M
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“$4 Dollars & Height Requirment”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Worth the money to go to the top, but there is a height requirement so before you get hopes up on the little one's make sure they can go up to I think they have to be around the height of a 6yr old. I don't have small kids, but was saddened by a parent who did not do the homework and got the little guy all excited and then told no!

Visited July 2012
Thank Jessica H
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