spiral staircase inside Race Point Lighthouse - Outer Cape Cod

Mariner's Day Tours

** UPDATE: No Mariner's Day Tours for 2024

Although we will not be hosting an open house on Mariner's Day, check our our walk-up tour schedule for other days you can visit and climb Race Point Lighthouse in 2024!

Public Tours of Race Point Lighthouse
- Schedule -

The Race Point Lighthouse will be open for touring on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in June, July and August 2024. You can get to the lighthouse by walking or your own four-wheel drive vehicle with the proper permit; we do not provide public transportation for the tower toursThe lighthouse will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

2024 Tour Dates: (updated 5/1/2024)
June 16
July 7
July 21
August 4
August 18
September 1
September 15

Tour Guidelines:
  • Suggested $5 donation per person to climb (Under 8 and over 60 - exempt)
  • Only 5 people at a time inside the lamp room. When in the lamp room be very careful of the trap door.
  • No one is allowed outside on the gallery (catwalk).
  • Children must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian who is at least 18 years old.
  • Children under age 4 are not permitted to climb the ladder from the watch room to the lamp room.
  • Appropriate shoe wear is mandatory at all times; no bare feet or flip-flops.
  • No pets/ animals are permitted.
Don’t forget your camera. There is even a gift shop! Email Ron at rplkeeperforms@racepointlighthouse.org for more information regarding the tower tours. All donations are deeply appreciated and directly benefit Race Point. Stop by on your way to Hatches Harbor!

**Note: The touring season will be suspended if any of the various federally-protected shore birds have nested and block access to the lighthouse. Once the chicks fledge, tours will resume.