Race Point Light
If Cape Cod is “the bent and twisted arm of Massachusetts,”
then Race Point is at the knuckles of the curved fingers.
This is one lighthouse that will let you spend an overnight
in the keeper’s house!
A light first began operating at Race Point in 1816 but
the current tower was built in 1876.
Today the light and fog horn are run by solar power.
Tours of the lighthouse are given regularly during the
the summer months. Access to the lighthouse is via
a two mile hike from the parking lot at the Race Point
Coast Guard Station.
For more photos and information about tours and overnight visits to Race Point,
Also visit the American Lighthouse Foundation’s webpage
about Race Point.
An interesting page about the history of the Race Point Light
can be found at http://www.newenglandlighthouses.net/race-point-light-history.html