Nobska Point Lighthouse is located on the shore just east of Woods Hole Village in Falmouth and is set at the very southwestern tip of Cape Cod, separated from the shore by Nobska Road. The light station includes four buildings: the tower, the keeper’s house, a radio beacon house, and a small oil house.
Standing on a bluff, the lighthouse overlooks Falmouth, Martha’s Vineyard, the Elizabeth Islands, Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds, and Woods Hole Passage.
The light station was established in 1826, with the tower protruding above the keeper’s house, and was replaced in 1876 by the current 42 foot tall iron tower. The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Nobska Point Light Station in 1987.
When the tower is open for tours, people can go all the way up into the light room at the top:
• Children must be at least 6 years of age AND 45 inches tall to enter.
• Admission is free. Donations to support the lighthouse preservation and restoration are welcomed.
• The line will be closed for tours at the closing time above. Anyone in line by then will be admitted.
• Shoes and shirts required.
• No food or drink or smoking is permitted in the lighthouse.
• Backpacks, large purses, large camera bags not allowed in the light room.
• Infants in carrying pouches are not allowed in the lighthouse.
• No liability is accepted for personal items left unattended in or on the grounds of the lighthouse.