Highland Light Station, also known as Cape Cod Light, is located on Outer Cape Cod within Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro. The grounds are open year-round, while the light is open to the public from May until late October, with guided tours available. Highland Light is owned by the National Park Service. 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.
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.
Keeper’s Shop open daily 10 AM to 6 PM.
April 17 through April 23: Lighthouse Climbs 10 AM to 5:30 PM.
April 24 through May 26: Lighthouse Climbs weekdays 12PM to 4 PM and weekends 10 AM to 5:30 PM.
May 27 through October 29: Lighthouse Climbs 10 AM to 5:30 PM.
Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors
$1 off with an admission ticket from the Highland House Museum