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.
Chatham Lighthouse Reviews
The gates were locked and lighthouse closed. Not sure if you can only visit at certain times. We would have liked to go inside and see the view of the beach form top of lighthouse. It is located... more »
Good to see for local lighthouses in ritzy area where hardly any homes are valued under $1M. Pictures were taken on a 36° rainy day, and it was still pretty. No sea lions, though. more »
The lighthouse itself was closed but views on it and on the ocean are exceptional. We walk down to the beach and along the water, watched a colony of seals (bring your binoculars) and took a drive around beautiful Chatham. Bring your jacket as it's always windy there
We make this a stop on every visit. Looking out over the beach, seeing how the sands change after every winter. Watching the seals and not seeing any fins in the water (from up top at least). If you plan ahead, you can tour the light house and even go to the top for an even more commanding view and learn about this history of Chatham Light.
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