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Chatham Lighthouse, Chatham

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Lighthouse
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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  • We went for a walk around Chatham. This place is a must see in the area! The lighthouse is very beautiful and typical. The beach right in front is very large and nice for a walk. There were even seals...  more »
  • Single fantastic, you really don't know if you look, whether the lighthouse was built with House in the image of Edward Hopper, or whether the picture was painted after the buildings. Great
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  • In thew summer of 1973 we would walk out at low tide and almost make it Nauset beach on the outer beach, but after the winter of 78 when the outer beach was opened by the biggest Northeaster in 50 yea...  more »
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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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