Lighthouses in Massachusetts were once trusted tools for navigation at sea. Today they are windows into our nautical past, filled with folklore and stories of shipwrecks, heroism, romance and, some say, ghosts.

There’s Boston Light, the oldest lighthouse in America, established in 1716. Highland Light on Cape Cod, the first light seen on a voyage from Europe to Boston. Brant Point Light on Nantucket Island has been moved and rebuilt more than any other. Race Point Light, in Provincetown, is open to the public for overnight stays. There are so many more, and we welcome you to come explore, learn about and experience our wondrous array of historic beacons, located up and down our coastlines.

Cape Cod Lighthouse Tour Schedule

  • Annisquam Light, Gloucester

  • Gay Head Light, Martha's Vineyard

  • Brant Point Lighthouse, Nantucket

  • Coskata-Coatue, Nantucket

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  • Nauset Light +
    31 saves

    Nauset Light

    Eastham

  • Winter Island Light +
    22 saves

    Winter Island Light

    Salem

  • Brant Point Light +
    19 saves

    Brant Point Light

    Nantucket

  • Cape Cod (Highland) Light +
    16 saves

    Cape Cod (Highland) Light

    Truro

  • Race Point Light +
    13 saves

    Race Point Light

    Provincetown

  • Bakers Island Light +
    11 saves

    Bakers Island Light

    Salem

  • Edgartown Lighthouse +
    11 saves

    Edgartown Lighthouse

    Edgartown

  • Gay Head Lighthouse +
    10 saves

    Gay Head Lighthouse

    Aquinnah

  • Chatham Light +
    9 saves

    Chatham Light

    Chatham

  • East Chop Lighthouse +
    9 saves

    East Chop Lighthouse

    Oak Bluffs

  • Nobska Point Lighthouse +
    9 saves

    Nobska Point Lighthouse

    Woods Hole

  • Eastern Point Light +
    8 saves

    Eastern Point Light

    Gloucester

  • Long Point Light +
    7 saves

    Long Point Light

    Provincetown

  • Monomoy Point Light +
    7 saves

    Monomoy Point Light

    Chatham

  • Sankaty Head Light +
    7 saves

    Sankaty Head Light

    Nantucket

  • Wood End Light +
    7 saves

    Wood End Light

    Provincetown

  • Derby Wharf Light +
    6 saves

    Derby Wharf Light

    Salem

  • West Chop Light +
    6 saves

    West Chop Light

    Vineyard Haven

  • Bird Island Light +
    5 saves

    Bird Island Light

    Falmouth

  • Cape Poge Light +
    5 saves

    Cape Poge Light

    Edgartown

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