Location: Cape Cod National Seashore, east side of
Cape Cod. Nearest town: Truro, Massachusetts |
Accessibility: The grounds are open all year; the
lighthouse is open from May 1 to late October. Guided tours of the lighthouse tower are available
seven days a week, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
42 02 21 N
70 03 44 W
Station established: 1797; Present lighthouse built:
1857; Automated: 1986
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, owned by
Cape Cod National Seashore.
Cape Cod Highland Light and Museum
P.O. Box 1123
Truro, MA 02666
You can become a "friend" of the lighthouse; click here for details.
Construction material: Brick, cast iron
Tower height: 66 feet;
Height of focal plane: 170 feet
Other structures still standing: 1857 keeper's house,
1857 generator shed
- Earlier optic: First-order Fresnel lens (1857); Present
optic: VRB-25 (below)
- Characteristic: Flashing white every five seconds