Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 1 PM
Entrance Fees for Highland House Museum
Seniors, Students and Children 6-17: $7
Children 5 and under: FREE
The Highland House Museum occupies one of Truro’s best-known landmarks, the Highland House, a seasonal hotel built on the Highlands in 1907. Located near the Highland Light in North Truro, the museum building is a classic example of a turn-of-the-century summer resort hotel.
Visit the museum for a look inside the lives of the people of Truro and the Outer Cape. Explore permanent exhibits about the Indigenous People who lived here for hundreds of years before the arrival of the Europeans. Travel back to a time when local residents devoted themselves to the salt mill industry, the railroad, and domestic crafts, such as weaving and embroidery. Discover a collection of art that showcases a deep reservoir of talent that reflects an enduring admiration for the natural beauty of this area.
Due to the expected inclement weather tomorrow, the Corn Hill Historical Walk is postponed until Tuesday, September 19th. See below for information:
Tuesday, September 19th @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ever wonder why Corn Hill is called that? Go for a walk there to find out, and a lot more. It’s 2 miles, about half on a quiet road, half on a sandy path. Amateur local historian Jay Vivian leads, making occasional stops to describe various historical events that occurred within a mile or two of Corn Hill, most of them quoting from original primary documents. They include the first European summer vacation in Truro (1603!), the loss of many of Truro’s men at sea in the early 1800s, Margaret Sanger’s house on the Pamet (1917), the completion of the train line to Ptown (1873), an explanation of why 1751 and 1752 both had fewer than 365 days, the inter-war German glider school on Corn Hill (1928), and yes, the Pilgrims’ theft of the Payomet Indians’ seed corn in 1620. Please reserve your place in the group by pre-paying using this link: Corn Hill Walk – September 19
- $10/donation per person.
Directions to the Highland House Museum
From Provincetown: Turn left from Route 6 onto South Highland Road after passing Seamen’s Bank in North Truro. Travel 1.25 miles and turn right onto Highland Light Road. The Highland House Museum is the first building on the left.
From Wellfleet: After entering Truro on Route 6, travel for five miles, look for the Truro Central School on your right, take the second right onto South Highland Road and follow the directions above.