Long Point, Provincetown

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Long Point is a peninsula located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, at the extreme tip of Cape Cod, as it curls back in on itself to create Provincetown Harbor. The Long Point Light was built on this point in 1827. The lighthouse once shared this peninsula with a settlement of fishermen that came to be known as Long Point, Massachusetts. This Provincetown village grew and thrived from 1818 until the late 1850s. When the settlers decided to leave Long Point, they took most of their houses with them – about 30 homes in all – by floating them across the harbor.During the American Civil War, the military established a defensive coastal artillery post and garrison at this location. The Long Point Battery came to be known as "Fort Useless" and "Fort Ridiculous" among the local residents.Today, Long Point is a ghost village – nothing remains, except for the lighthouse and an earthen mound, the last remnant from the earlier military post.
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  • Several miles to walk around point, over causeway or take the Long Point shuttle to cut off lots of time. $10-$15- watch the tides if you take the causeway, high tide washes over in two locations and ...  more »
  • I knew to plan a hike at low tide but I did not anticipate construction at the west end of Bradfort St., and no parking to be found. It is a lovely spot and would have been quite an excursion but we c...  more »
  • Well, we walked through the breakwater with our 7 yr old which was quite a walk (more than 1 hour) to the light house. You can get a wrecked ship on the way for some good clicks. Half of the walk is o...  more »
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