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!
Nancy Emerson says
Just heard about the 18th as well as the opportunity to book an overnight
Would be so special for myself my daughter and 2 young grandsons from Colorado
Looking forward to hearing more
Joann Eldridge says
I would love to be able to go out in the dunes and the lighthouse. A rare opportunity for me to shoot there.
deb fitzgerald says
do you need a reservation for the tour on may 18th?
Scott nevins says
This sounds like a great visit. I’m with USCG Boston. I love the light houses of New England and have looked out my front window at the bug light that sits in plymouth harbor for many years.
What time should I arrive by to ensure a tour (Coming down from Boston!)? Does the parking lot fill to capacity during these tours? Are we allowed to stay out at the lighthouse for as long as we would like?
Thank you! Can’t wait to meet the volunteers!
What are the hours of this event?
Doug Dancer says
I will not be able to make it on May 18th. What other dates are available for the rest of the summer? Do you have any pictures of the inside?
Marie McGarrell says
The seascape surrounding Race Point Light Station is beautiful. What a wonderful opportunity to see all that has been done to preserve this national treasure!
Corrie McDermott says
Some friends and I went early last year and stayed the entire day. We had such a wonderful time. Here is a video I put together of our day.
Michael Patkoske says
After 50 years on the cape my wife and I are anxiously looking forward to Sunday. Thank you for making this available
Mike and mary patkoske
Michele Clarke says
What an amazing day. Thank you to everyone who made the tour possible. And we were delighted to be able to spend some time with Mr. Walker – what a fascinating history he shared. Well done, everyone!