Dennis, Massachusetts: Scargo Tower

An easier climb than the more famous Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, Scargo Tower is open year-round, free, and the view is better.

Address:
38 Scargo Hill Rd, Dennis, MA
Directions:
US-6 exit 78B. Drive north on MA-134 for three miles. Turn left at the stoplight onto Hwy 6A/Main St. Drive a half-mile. Turn left (no stoplight) onto Scargo Hill Rd. Drive three-quarters of a mile. Drive past Erb Drive, then turn right onto the gated driveway that leads to the tower.
Hours:
Gated dusk-dawn. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Inside the tower.

Scargo Tower

The first tower on Scargo Hill was built out of wood in 1874 by a hotel to give the guests something to see. The current structure (the third) was built in 1902 out of Cape Cod cobblestone. Scargo Hill is the highest on the Cape, and the vista from the top stretches from Plymouth to Provincetown. This is a much easier climb than the more famous tower (the Pilgrim Monument) in Provincetown, it's open year-round, free, and the view is better.

[Bill La Civita, 12/11/2022]

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