Cape Cod Sights

Scargo Tower

  • Scargo Hill Rd. Map It
  • Dennis Village
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Published 04/23/2014

Fodor's Review

On a clear day, you'll have unbeatable views of Scargo Lake, Dennis Village's scattered houses below, Cape Cod Bay, and distant Provincetown from the top of this tower. A wooden tower built on this site in 1874 was one of the Cape's first tourist attractions; visitors would pay 5¢ to climb to the top for the views. That tower burned down, and the present all-stone 30-foot tower was built in 1901 to replace it. Winding stairs bring you to the top; don't forget to read the unsightly, but amusing, graffiti on the way up. Expect crowds at sunrise and sunset.

Sight Information


Scargo Hill Rd., off Rte. 6A or Old Bass River Rd., Dennis Village, Massachusetts, 02638, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily sunrise–sunset

Published 04/23/2014


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