Until then, consider visiting Cobb Archive, where we store maps, photographs, genealogy and family memorabilia, and other historical documents. The archive is open year-round on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:30 to noon, or by appointment. For more information, click here.
Looking for a unique gift? Visit our vintage reproduction map shop, where you can find distinctive and exclusive images of Cape Cod and Truro: THS Maps & Charts Shop
Be sure to check out our home page for updates, memberships, and ways you can volunteer and donate to help us keep Truro’s rich and colorful history alive: https://trurohistoricalsociety.org/
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.
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.