Famously known as the Cape Cod Light, the Highland Light is an active lighthouse and also said to be the tallest and oldest lighthouse on Cape Cod. The lighthouse is accessible to the public from May through October- tours are available too, while the grounds can be visited throughout the year. This lighthouse occupies a spot on the National Register of Historic Places as the Highland Light Station.
Few people know that the pilgrims first struck land in Provincetown, on November 21, 1620, before continuing on to Plymouth. While anchored in Provincetown Harbor, the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact, dedicating themselves to a community governed by democratic rule. This tower was built in 1910 to commemorate that landing, was modeled after the clock tower of the Palazzo Pubblico (specifically the Torre del Mangia) in Siena, Italy. A climb to the top affords one of the best views on the entire Cape, and the tower also incorporates the Provincetown Museum.
The Eastham Windmill was built by Thomas Paine in Plymouth in 1680. Later it was moved to Truro and then to Eastham where it is located today. It is a venue for the Eastham Windmill Weekend festival that is held here on the first weekend after Labor Day. Due to it's historic importance the windmill has found a place in the National Register of Historic Places.
Old Harbor Life-Saving Museum is an ode to a historic rescue station which helped save the lives of over 100,000 people during disastrous times. Volunteers called surf-men were enlisted to light a fire as soon as they spotted a ship which seemed to be lost at sea. They would send small boats out into the sea for the rescue operation, or tie a line and pull each crew member to the shore. In the present day, the museum staff re-enact the rescue operation to the delight of visitors.
Cape Cod's third lighthouse, Race Point Light was constructed in 1816. The original rubblestone tower was one of the first to feature a revolving beacon, and after significant refurbishment in 1876, was electrified in the year 1957. Today, the lighthouse is open for tours, and the restored Keeper's and Whistle Houses offer comfortable accommodation.
A town hall is a symbolic representation of the cultural and social aspect of the region, the Provincetown Town Hall is no exception to this fact. It was given a complete makeover in 2010 and while modernizing the structure its Victorian character was retained. Paintings, polished oak floors, and an air-conditioned auditorium definitely adds to the the beauty of this place, however, the retractable chandelier with its opulence and class takes the cake. The newly renovated town hall can accommodate around 708 guests and can be hired for private events. Please note, prior permission is required or serving alcoholic drinks at this prestigious place.
The eye-catching mid-19th Century structure on the Main Street stands out from the rest of the buildings in the vicinity due to its Greek Revival architecture. Few of the notable features of the structure are the town clock that shows the time of ships, the 19th-century 738-pipe Hook and Hastings tracker-action organ, a brass chandelier and the huge amphitheater. Concerts and other lively events are held regularly at the church. Besides this, the church opens its doors for everyone to participate in the weekly Sunday prayer services, which is attended by a number of locals.
The Three Sisters of Nauset is a set of three historic lighthouses that were erected in 1838. The white color contrasted with the black lanterns, so these lighthouses appeared like three ladies dressed in white with black bonnets and hence the name 'Three Sisters'. Visitors can explore these historical lighthouses.
Nauset Beach Light is a cast iron plate shell situated in Eastham, Massachusetts. Built in 1877, it stands 48 feet (15 meters) tall and has a rather long and interesting history behind it. Saved from decommissioning by the Nauset Light Preservation Society, formed by the local residents, the lighthouse was donated to the National Park Service in 1998. For those who visit the top, the view from the lighthouse is absolutely stunning, but tours are not as frequently conducted, so make sure to check the timings before you visit.
The elegant Edward Penniman House and Barn dates back to the 1860s era. The house boasts of Penniman family's written records and articrafts which speak about the family's whaling voyages. The site was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.