Race Point is located in Cape Cod’s northern tip. Vessels negotiating its bars found travel treacherous.
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.
Today, Race Point Lighthouse still stands under the care of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation.
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!
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.