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Chatham Lighthouse, Chatham
(4.3/5 based on 460 reviews on the web)
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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  • Great views of the coast and the light house. would have been cooler if could go in it!! Lot of things were shut down for season so recommend going before Nov 1st. 
  • Easy to park Great views we were able to see Whales a short distance away The lighthouse is a historic location that should be a must to see when on the Cape 
  • Worth a stop if in the area. Nice view of beach and very interesting history in the area. And a great lighthouse if you like that stuff 
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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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