Wood End Light Lookout Station is a historic lighthouse, located at the southwest end of Long Point in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It is located at Wood End, near the southernmost extent of the Provincetown Spit, and acts as a navigational aid to vessels on their approach to Provincetown Harbor. The Long Point Light Station, further down the peninsula at the tip of Long Point is an identical design and completed in 1875, three years after Wood End Light.Plan your Wood End Lighthouse visit and explore what else you can see and do in Provincetown using our Provincetown sightseeing tool .
The light was first illuminated on November 20, 1872 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. In 1981, Wood End Light became the first Massachusetts lighthouse to be converted to use solar energy to power the light and fog signal equipment.
In 1896 a wooden keeper’s house was built, as well as a storage shed and oil house. Unfortunately with the changing times and no need to man the light station it was decided in 1961 to raze the buildings leaving just the tower and oil house.
Wood End Lighthouse Reviews
I love lighthouses, so we took a walk out to Wood End during our trip to Ptown. You need to go at low tide and the walk begins at the breakwater. You walk about a mile down the breakwater (wear good s... more »
Once you cross the Provincetown causeway you still have to walk further 500 meters. The other side is a pebble beach and scenic walk along the beach. Lighthouse isn’t operational and cannot enter the building. Good for photography.
Amazing here! Beautiful lighthouse with old charm. Please pick up trash if you visit here!
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