How would you like to visit the storied Race Point Light Station and have the chance to retrace the steps of the bygone lightkeepers as you tour the beautifully restored lighthouse, keeper’s house and whistle house at this historic site?
If your answer is “YES,” then be sure not to miss this great upcoming opportunity!
On May 18, 2014, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation is offering complimentary tours of Race Point Light Station, which is located two miles out over the glistening sand dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore, near Provincetown.
Wondering how you might get there? No worries – a team of volunteers from the Cape Cod Chapter will transport you to and from the lighthouse. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy every moment of what promises to be a memorable experience!
Since 1998, the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation has operated a popular overnight stay program at Race Point Light Station, which attracts guests from all over the country and beyond. The guest rental program, which runs from May through mid-November – thanks to a dedicated corps of 70-plus volunteers, is a wonderful opportunity to bask in the natural beauty and serenity of this sparkling paradise, all the while obtaining a glimpse of what it might have been like to be a lighthouse keeper at this secluded place.
If you haven’t stayed at Race Point before, you’ll see why so many people cherish the chance to do so when you visit on May 18th!
Be sure to bring your camera as well, and make time to browse the gift shop inside the keeper’s house at Race Point. Purchases from the gift shop help the Cape Cod Chapter keep the light station looking its best.
But that’s not all!
You’ll also have an opportunity to meet a retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard who was instrumental in helping save this jewel of the Cape from ruins nearly 20 years ago. While learning about the passionate effort to restore Race Point, be sure to check out our renewable energy initiatives that have transformed the light station into an award-winning “green” site.
Author James W. Claflin will also be on hand for a book signing. Claflin’s “Historic Cape Cod Lighthouses: Race Point,” is a well-researched effort that tells the story of this important landmark throughout its long history.
As you can see, May 18, 2014 is a great opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind tour – and so much more, so be sure to mark your calendars!
Volunteers and signs will meet you at Race Point parking lot in the Cape Cod National Seashore (just beyond the Airport) for a wonderful day. See you there!