Hours and Admission

Keeper's Shop and Exhibit Area: 10 AM to 5 PM

May 14  through October 12 DAILY
Keeper's Shop and Exhibit Area: 10 AM to 5 PM

Lighthouse tower climbs and proposals, weddings and ceremonies in the Lantern Room will reopen in 2021. 

Proposals, weddings, and ceremonies can be held on the grounds in 2020. 

The grounds will remain open during construction to see historic preservation work in action. The exhibit area will be open to learn about the history of Highland Lighthouse from Washington to Thoreau to Hopper. 


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. Our phone number is 508-487-1121.


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.

Ample parking for visitors is located on Highland Light Road, next to the Highland House Museum. The lighthouse is a short walk up the driveway from the lot.


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

Proposals, Weddings and Ceremonies

Proposals, Weddings and Ceremonies may be held on the grounds of

Highland Lighthouse for a maximum of 25 people. Receptions are not permitted on the grounds. Wedding Ceremonies may be held in the Lantern Room on top of Highland Lighthouse for a maximum of 12 people. All attendees must be at least 48 Inches tall. Climbing protocols must be followed.


For more information, date availability and guidelines email:  info@highlandlighthouse.org or contact us during the season at 508.487.1121.

Group Tours

School Groups and Scout Groups

School groups and scout groups are welcome!


Student Access will be permitted in groups of 10 with at least one adult chaperone who will climb the tower.

  • All climbers must be 48” tall.

  • There is a $4 fee for all climbers.

  • Access to Museum and Keepers Shop is free and handicap accessible.


The School and Scout Groups are conducted in four parts;

  • An introduction to Highland Light and a DVD movie of the 1996 Move

  • History of Lighthouse, Light Keepers, and local area

  • Climbing to the Lantern Room and the history of lenses and beacons

  • Walk to Observation Deck to cliff erosion and the Atlantic Ocean


Due to space limitations in the Lantern Room, climbing groups are not to exceed 12 people.


For questions about reservations and for more information, please email:




Trace and Bob 10-12-2018

Wendy and Steve 09-13-2017

Bus Tour Operators

Bus Tours are welcome!


For information on scheduling a group tour and to reserve a time and date, please email: info@highlandlighthouse.org


Day of reservations may be made by calling 508.487.1121. Space availability is not guaranteed.


  • All climbers must be at least 48” tall.

  • There is a fee of $4 for all climbers.

  • Access to Museum and Keepers Shop is free and handicap accessible.


Due to space limitations in the Lantern Room, climbing groups are not to exceed 12 people.


The climb to the top is strenuous. It may be hot, humid, noisy and dim inside the lighthouse. Climbing the 69 stairs to the Lantern Room is roughly equal to climbing a 5-story building. The circular metal stairs are narrow and steep. There are two ladders near the top of the climb to access the Lantern Room. Groups going up may share the stairs with groups returning to the bottom.


The bus will park in the parking lot near the Highland House Museum where the bathrooms are located. It is approximately 2/10 of a mile walk to the Lighthouse and another 2/10 of a mile walk to the Observation Platform.


The lighthouse may close at any time if weather conditions (i.e. lightening) are determined to be unsafe.

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.

HIGHLAND LIGHT   |    27 HIGHLAND LIGHT ROAD   |    NORTH TRURO,  MA  02652   |   508-487-1121


EMAIL US at info@highlandlighthouse.org