Local Attractions

Visiting Cape Cod? Steeped in history, arts, and culture, the North Truro area has something for everyone.

Highland House Museum

Cape Cod National Seashore

Highland Links Golf Course

Highland House Museum, adjacent to the Highland Lighthouse, and operated by Truro Historical Society, was formerly a hotel built in 1907. A classic example of a turn-of-the-century summer resort hotel,  the museum provides fascinating insight into the lives of the people of Truro dating back to early European settlers and the Native Americans that preceded them.


Open daily, June 2 to September 30. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.


Click here to visit their website.

Founded in 1892, Highland Links is touted as Cape Cod's oldest, and perhaps most scenic golf course. Designed by Willard Smith, the course was redesigned in 1913  by J. Harry McKinley. It is a short, but challenging course, and Sports Illustrated magazine named the ninth hole at Highland Links as one of the best short par 3s in the world.


Situated in the heart of Cape Cod National Seashore, with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Highland Links is a Scottish-type course with deep natural rough, Scotch broom, heath, and non-irrigated open fairways.


Highland Golf Links is located next to the Highland Lighthouse. Click here for directions, to book a tee time, or for additional information.

Highland Lighthouse is owned by Cape Cod National Seashore, and located within its boundaries. A variety of recreational and educational opportunities are available for people of all ages at Cape Cod National Seashore:


  • Biking: There are three bike trails in the seashore: Nauset in Eastham, Head of the Meadow in Truro, and Province Lands in Provincetown. Click here for a brochure and map.

  • Hiking and Sightseeing: A number of hiking trails are located at numerous locations around the seashore. Click here for a list.

  • Beaches and Ocean Swimming: Cape Cod's pristine beaches are perfect for those who love to swim in the ocean or catch some rays. Click here for a list of lifeguarded beaches and other helpful information.

  • Ranger-Guided Activities and Programs: The seashore has two visitor centers and offers a variety of educational and recreational programs. Click here for a list.

  • Kids' Activities and Programs: Cape Cod National Seashore offers a Junior Ranger program, Scout Ranger program, and many other activities and programs. Click here to learn more. 

Truro Historical Society - Highland House Museum