Hours and Admission

Keeper's Shop and Exhibits

The Keeper's Shop and exhibits are closed for the 2021 season due to lighthouse rehabilitation and repair. We will reopen to visitors in 2022.​

You can shop a curated selection of best selling products from the Highland Lighthouse Keeper's Shop and other Cape Cod destinations at the America's National Parks™ Online Store, where your purchase supports the parks! 

Highland Lighthouse Tower & Tours

Tours and climbs of the Highland Lighthouse Tower are suspended until 2022.

In the meantime we hope to see you at some of Cape Cod National Seashore's other scenic locations!


Highland Lighthouse is located on Highland Light Road in North Truro, MA. Take Route 6 to Highland Road, and follow signs to Highland Lighthouse. For GPS users, the address for Highland Lighthouse is 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA, 02682. 


When visitors reach the top of Highland Lighthouse this year they will be welcomed by a bright, new light: a state-of-the-art LED beacon.  The new beacon will create a 5 second white flash of light from the tower’s Lantern Room, replacing the familiar rotating motion of the previous beacon.  Installation of the new beacon ensures that Cape Cod’s oldest lighthouse remains a vibrant icon of Cape Cod National Seashore.

Restrooms are not available at Highland Lighthouse, but are available at the Highland House Museum, adjacent to the lighthouse, during operating hours.

Proposals, Weddings, and Celebrations

Thank you for your interest in celebrating your occasion at the scenic and historic Highland Lighthouse.

We are not currently accepting inquiries or reservations about celebrations at Highland Lighthouse. Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, as well as the extensive restoration project underway, we are unsure of when we will be able to resume taking reservations.

You can still celebrate at Cape Cod National Seashore! Learn more on the park's Special Use Permits page, which includes information about weddings, photo shoots, and more.

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Trace and Bob 10-12-2018

Group Tours

All tours, including school and scout group tours, are suspended for the 2021 season. Due to the extensive restoration project underway, all lighthouse facilities are closed to the public. Please check back for information about the 2022 season!

Check out Cape Cod National Seashore's resource pages for information about visiting other areas of the park:

Field Trips

Tour Buses & Guides

We hope to see you at Cape Cod's other scenic locations!



Safety Guidelines 

Children must be at least 48" tall to climb the lighthouse due to the height of the stairs and ladders.

No exceptions.

Climbers who are 17 years old or younger must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older.

To keep hands free for handrails, no person may be lifted or carried.

Food, drinks, and bulky personal items (e.g. backpacks, tripods) should be left in your vehicle in the parking area.

Shoes are required. Closed toed shoes are recommended. Flip-flops are not allowed.

Wendy and Steve 09-13-2017