Massachusetts is just such a great place to visit. With so much beauty and history all residing here, there’s something for everyone. Lighthouses are some of the most iconic features along the New England coast. There are 14 in Cape Cod alone, and most of them are still very much operational and open for tours.
The Race Point properties are well maintained by the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, a devoted non-profit organization made up of dedicated volunteer members whose sole mission is the restoration and preservation of Race Point Lighthouse, the Keeper's house, the Whistle house, the Oil house, and Wood End and Long Point Lighthouses.
Race Point Light is an amazing historic lighthouse on Cape Cod that also happens to be on the National Register of Historic Places. The original tower that first illuminated in 1816, was replaced in 1876 with the current 45-foot tall iron-plated tower and new keeper's dwelling. The actual light is maintained by the Coast Guard.
Dreamy seascapes are not the only natural amenities to bask in at Race Point Light Station. This one-of-a-kind utopia is also nestled amidst miles of unspoiled sandy beaches and rolling dunes, that offer sightings of whales, seals, dolphins, and numerous species of shorebirds that can be admired in both their protected land or sea habitats.
If you truly love the wonderful and beautiful sight of lighthouses, then this for sure is a must visit attraction. The grounds at this lighthouse are open all year long. The keeper's house and whistle house are also available for overnight stays from spring through fall if you are looking for some pretty cool accommodations.
Riding around the Cape touring these amazing pieces of history are an excellent way to spend a weekend, day off or special trip with friends and family. This amazing piece of history is also close by to the breathtaking Cape Cod National Seashore. So you can be sure you’ll be busy on your trip here.