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Cape Cod Sights

Scargo Tower

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

Updated 05/13/2013

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

Address:

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

Updated 05/13/2013

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