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Chatham Lighthouse, Chatham

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One of the first structures of its kind on Cape Cod, Chatham Lighthouse today hosts a U.S. Coast Guard station and holds a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed originally in 1808, the lighthouse underwent several phases of modification in the following two centuries until being fully automated in 1982. Climb to the top of the lighthouse via the stairs and ladder for a view of the Atlantic. Because this is an active Coast Guard station and working facility, you'll need to check the online schedule to see when the building is open to the public. Add Chatham Lighthouse and other attractions to your Chatham trip itinerary using our Chatham vacation planner.
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  • The Chatham Lighthouse is located on Main Street on a beautiful bluff overlooking the ocean. This is a must-see attraction when visiting Chatham. This is a perfect spot to take a walk on the beach or ...  more »
  • It's a beautiful lighthouse. However, we couldn't find parking so we were only able to stop and take a picture. 
  • It is a picturesque place. The ride is much enjoyed to visit him. The road is full of beautiful houses and propuedades. The Lighthouse is active, the coast guard service keeps you and therefore cannot be visited inside. But well worth a visit!
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  • We stopped here on a cool windy day. Seals were across the channel, walked up the coast to the right as the high tide came in, beautiful walk. Tide water coming in was higher when we came back, had to come back further off the beach to avoid wet feet. Even with the rain as we came back, a great hike :)
  • Pretty beautiful beach and scenery, free parking (limited spaces) free public pathroom (portable)
  • This was mediocre. We expected to climb a lighthouse, see museum-like things and enjoy the area. Instead we saw a lighthouse from across the street and had a nice view of the beach. Not worth going out of your way.
  • Parking may be limited but this is a great place to stop, admire the lighthouse, read about some rescues, and take a stroll on the beach.
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