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Chatham Lighthouse, Chatham

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • It's a nice lighthouse, but still...it's just a lighthouse. If you like lighthouses, then you should see this one. If you don't, then skip it. We enjoyed seeing it and taking pictures. We don't see a ...  more »
  • The Chatham Lighthouse is one of the easiest to locate in this area with plenty of free parking available. The history of the lighthouses in this area is very interesting.  more »
  • While walking around Chatham on a cool, windy, spring day I came across the lighthouse. What a nice surprise. It has quite a history as well. It sits across the road from a long parking lot, which sit...  more »
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  • Beautiful and historic location. You can park right near the beach for free and enjoy looking down at the new (as of 2017) channel created by tidal forces and storms over the last winter as liesure craft are now able to pass. The location itself is beautiful just outside of Chatham center and along a pristine and calm beach that's fun for the whole family to explore.
  • Nice little pahking lot at night to sit and look at Lighthouse and beach is right there too. During the summer time during the day. Hard to find parking space.
  • One of the most photographed sites on the Cape. Featured in the popular 2016 film The Finest Hours. Free guided tours available every second Wednesday in season.
  • Nice place I'm local here so I know about the lighthouse a little to much like how it was in the finest hour movie and you can also see the town of Chatham from here 5🌟
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