Falmouth Fire Tower
US 608, MA 19

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 608, MA 19 (view other lookouts in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered December 15, 2004
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Town of Falmouth
Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 41° 35.882' W 070° 37.059' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 35' 53" W 070° 37' 04"
N 41.598033° W 070.617650°
Elevation 112 ft (34 m)
Built 1947
Administered by Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control
Cooperators Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control, District 1


The 68' Falmouth Fire Tower with a 10'x10' cab was constructed in 1947. It replaced a 40' steel tower built in 1914 at the request of local officials. This tower covers southern upper Cape Cod including part of Otis Air Force Base.


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September 2007 photo by Ed Post

September 2007 photo by Ed Post

Visit Reports

March 27, 2014: Ed Post


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response