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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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  • Wonderful lighthouse to visit during our drive of the Cape. It was closed but it was nice just to take pictures as we paused during our long drive from Boston to Provincetown. Parking was readily... 
    Wonderful lighthouse to visit during our drive of the Cape. It was closed but it was nice just to take pictures as we paused during our long drive from Boston to Provincetown. Parking was readily...  more »
  • This lighthouse was beautiful and had an excellent view of the beach from it. There was a parking lot for both the beach and the light house right across the street. The fencing was all closed on the....  more
    This lighthouse was beautiful and had an excellent view of the beach from it. There was a parking lot for both the beach and the light house right across the street. The fencing was all closed on the....  more »
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  • Beautiful location with beautiful views. The Chatham Lighthouse is owned by the US Coast Guard so don't expect to wk right up to it during the off hours. If you have a drone there is some great footage just of the coast .
  • Beautiful Light House but due to it being on US Coast Guard property, there is no entrance to go inside. But the beach with it's scenery make the trip worth the drive. Perfect place to spend time on the beach.

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