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.
Museum Hours in season (June 1 through September 30)
Sundays and Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 10 AM to 2 PM
Wednesday-Saturday, 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Entrance Fees for Highland House Museum
Seniors, Students and Children 6-17: $7
Children 5 and under: FREE
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.
We are seeking a new director for the Highland House Museum. For more information about the position and how to apply, please click HERE.