Free Friday: Race Point Lighthouse Tour, Cape Cod

Race Point is located in Cape Cod’s northern tip. Vessels negotiating its bars found travel treacherous. 

Cape Cod northern tip
Thus, as early as 1808, Provincetown residents had asked for a lighthouse. In November 1816, their wish was granted when Race Point Lighthouse was lighted. It is one of the lighthouses with revolving lights. The feature differentiated it from other lighthouses in Cape Cod. 

Visitors waiting to be picked up after the tour
Today, Race Point Lighthouse still stands under the care of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. 

Race Point Lighthouse
TOURS are FREE, and this year conducted on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from June to October. My hubby, youngest bro, mom, and I were there during its open house, May 15th. I loved the experience. Transportation to the lighthouse was provided. There were refreshments, too!

Sand dunes viewed from the top of the lighthouse.
The lighthouse keeper’s house as seen from the lighthouse. Rooms in the house may be rented by the public. Details are in the Race Point Lighthouse website.
The Whistle House is another edifice near the Race Point light that may be rented by the public.

The lighthouse may be reached by walkingfrom the parking lot which is a mile or so from the lighthouse, or with a 4-wheel drive with special permit. Donations are accepted and used for the maintenance of the lighthouse. 

Race Point Lighthouse parking lot seen from the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center

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