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. To plan Chatham vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Nice lighthouse (closed) and setting on the bluff above the beach. Parking available in front near sundown. The beach is wide and looks very nice, though the fog was rolling in when we were there. Def...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    After watching the DVD of this movie based on the true story of the ship that split in half during a deadly storm, we had to see the Chatham Lighthouse. The movie was film in part right in Chatham. Th...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We were sad that the lighthouse is fenced off so we couldn't get close enough to feel as though we "experienced" it. There was a memorial beside it dedicated to unknown sailors who lost their lives in...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    Incredible location. Not to be missed. Coast guard has taken the lighthouse back over. It gets crowed. Off season or before summer gets crowed is the best time to visit.
  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • May 22, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    Good scenery, free parking and nice with informational plates to tell the history!

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