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Highland Light

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Address: 27 Highland Light Rd, Truro, MA 02652
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+1 508-487-1121
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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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Only lighthouse we visited where we didn't have to pay $20 to park

This is a small lighthouse, but it's been there since George Washington ordered its building. It has been moved further inland, as the cliff was crumbling. You can walk down to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a small lighthouse, but it's been there since George Washington ordered its building. It has been moved further inland, as the cliff was crumbling. You can walk down to the original site on a boardwalk. You can take a guided tour in the lighthouse, but there is a lot of information in the gift shop. Parking was free.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Free parking, a short walk to the lighthouse (tours are available, but two of us were shorter than the 48" minimum height), and a path to the former site of the lighthouse literally at the edge of land. Due to the undermining of the cliffs, it was moved back about 400 feet to its present location. Very scenic classic New... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A small light without it's real light, but it can be seen from the ocean beaches. You can just visit the outside or tour the inside. The most amazing thing is how they moved it. There is also a local history museum near by. Both have a fee to enter.

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Thank Linda C
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great view over the beach, informative tour up to the light and display of history in the small shop. Very cute and pretty landmark. Children can only go up when they are a certain height.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great view of the ocean and a goo round of golf nearby. Walked up from the neighboring campground (Horton) and enjoyed the views. Come in the evening when the rabbits and cute bunnies are running around the overlook.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit on a rainy, non beach day. Free parking and visit to outside and gift shop. Reasonable prices for tour if you want to go inside and up to top of lighthouse. $1 off if you show paid receipt for highland museum same day. Tours are limited to 12 people but happen ever 20 minutes or so. We... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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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