The 18th annual Cape Cod Maritime Days, which is a celebration of the Cape’s rich maritime heritage, is underway for the month of May.
One of the highlights of this popular celebration is the chance to climb the towers at three outer Cape lighthouses, including Race Point Light, on Sunday, May 15, 2011.
Nestled within the natural beauty of Cape Cod National Seashore, Race Point Light Station is a shining testament to lighthouse preservation and adaptive reuse thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. The site is also a “green” model with its commitment to renewable energy.
Don’t miss the chance to admire some of the most incredible natural views found on the Cape while experiencing this one-of-a-kind slice of Cape Cod’s lighthouse heritage that is still making history today!
May 15, 2011
Race Point Lighthouse Tours
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Race Point Lighthouse, Provincetown
Race Point Lighthouse will offer free tours of the Keeper’s House, Lighthouse and Whistle House. The Keeper’s House was restored to its original 1950’s-era beauty in 1997. Views from the top of the restored lighthouse are spectacular, and shouldn’t be missed! Meet at the lower level of the Race Point Beach parking lot. There, the Cape Cod Chapter’s Suburbans will provide complimentary roundtrip transportation over a stunning two miles of sand to the lighthouse. Light refreshments will be provided at the Keeper’s House. . The Race Point Lighthouse Gift Shop will also be open, offering a unique selection of Race Point Lighthouse memorabilia for sale.
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
Information: 508-487-9930, www.racepointlighthouse.net