nobska lighthouse on cape cod with purple sunset sky

This Is Why Nobska Lighthouse is a Falmouth Icon

Nobska Lighthouse is a Falmouth icon on Nobska Road. The beacon of light has been shining since 1829 and is an essential part of the history and community of our Cape Cod town. We highly recommend you visit Nobska Point lighthouse as it’s just a three-minute drive down the road from Treehouse Lodge. 

For more exciting attractions, restaurants, and other things to do on Cape Cod, take a look at our free Vacation Guide to Woods Hole! We’ve included everything that you need to add to your Cape Cod itinerary for the best coastal vacation!

What’s the Best Way to See Nobska Lighthouse?

The active aid Nobska Lighthouse is shining between Buzzards Bay, Nantucket Sound, and Vineyard Sound. You can see the lighthouse from Nobska Beach, or you can go straight to the grounds for a group tour.

Make sure to check their website for updates on touring schedules before you make your visit. The keeper’s house is currently under construction, but soon, you will be able to get a glimpse of the history of the structure in a maritime museum!

You can make your way to the top of the magnificent tower in groups of six. Just make sure everyone in your group can climb the ladder at the top of the stairs. Do take note that children must be at least six-years-old and 45 inches tall. Once you’ve made it to the top, take in the stunning view of the glistening waters of Cape Cod. Every now and then, you can see also see the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard cruise through the waterways. You’ll see why this experience is a must. The gorgeous view says it all!

Is There a Fee to Get Into Nobska Point Lighthouse?

Admission is free, but you can always donate to preserving and restoring the lighthouse through Friends of Nobska Light!

The History of Nobska Light Station

Established in 1828, the beaming beauty became the first lighthouse to shine on the confluence of Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds by the next year.

Then, fast forward to 1876, builders created the new keeper’s house along with a 40-foot tall cast-iron lighthouse tower! Nearly 30 years later, a second keeper’s house emerged. 

The tower is legendary for being a great aid to sailors and was taken on by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. 

But, by 2013, the building was no longer helpful to them as it required a long list of repairs. That’s when the Town of Falmouth and the Friends of Nobska Light took over to ensure the town’s pride and treasure could continue to shine for all to see!

Recharge in the Best Cape Cod Accommodations

Canopy Deluxe

Relax after an exciting day of learning all about the rich history of Falmouth in our modern and stylish accommodations in Woods Hole. The three-minute drive between Nobska Lighthouse and Treehouse Lodge is full of gorgeous scenery and fantastic attractions, including the Shining Sea Bikeway!

Unwind in our Canopy Deluxe Rooms for a comfortable night’s sleep between Cape Cod adventures. This room includes a queen bed, a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine, mini-fridge, and a private bath! So, what are you waiting for? Adventure awaits on Cape Cod in Massachusetts! 

Check our availability and book your vacation today!