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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  • Bakers Island Light +
    14 saves

    Bakers Island Light

    Salem

  • Bird Island Light +
    7 saves

    Bird Island Light

    Falmouth

  • Borden Flats Light +
    5 saves

    Borden Flats Light

    Fall River

  • Brant Point Light +
    23 saves

    Brant Point Light

    Nantucket

  • Butler Flats Light +
    3 saves

    Butler Flats Light

    New Bedford

  • Buzzards Bay Entrance Light +
    4 saves

    Buzzards Bay Entrance Light

    Falmouth

  • Cape Cod (Highland) Light +
    21 saves

    Cape Cod (Highland) Light

    Truro

  • Cape Poge Light +
    7 saves

    Cape Poge Light

    Edgartown

  • Chatham Light +
    11 saves

    Chatham Light

    Chatham

  • Cleveland Ledge Light +
    7 saves

    Cleveland Ledge Light

    Falmouth

  • Derby Wharf Light +
    8 saves

    Derby Wharf Light

    Salem

  • East Chop Lighthouse +
    12 saves

    East Chop Lighthouse

    Oak Bluffs

  • Eastern Point Light +
    10 saves

    Eastern Point Light

    Gloucester

  • Edgartown Lighthouse +
    14 saves

    Edgartown Lighthouse

    Edgartown

  • Gay Head Lighthouse +
    12 saves

    Gay Head Lighthouse

    Aquinnah

  • Hospital Point Range Light +
    7 saves

    Hospital Point Range Light

    Beverly

  • Long Point Light +
    9 saves

    Long Point Light

    Provincetown

  • Marblehead Light +
    6 saves

    Marblehead Light

    Marblehead

  • Monomoy Point Light +
    9 saves

    Monomoy Point Light

    Chatham

  • Nauset Light +
    39 saves

    Nauset Light

    Eastham

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