Cape Cod Walking Tours

Cold War Cape Cod

Cold War Cape Cod and the Hidden Jenny Lind Tower

Outer Cape Tours

Tour Description

Truro station monitored Soviet bombers
When the Soviet Union (now Russia) tested its first atomic bomb in 1949, America’s response was to build radar and listening stations to monitor for Soviet Bombers. What better place to position one of its first radar stations than Truro? The remote Outer Cape town had no tall buildings or any natural barrier that would interfere with radar range. The town’s coastal location made North Truro the perfect site for the U.S. Airforce to set up at base, but communication and radar equipment was located town-wide. Cape native Brendan Felix will take you through the North Truro Air Force Station, where some remnants of the Cold War remain and where beauty abounds.

Pricing and Reservations

  • Adults $20
  • Children under 12 $10

Tuesdays

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1 hour and 15 minutes

About 2 miles

Packed sand, wooded area, some steep hills.

All ages, though please note the walking distance.

Leashed dogs are allowed.

Turn right onto US-6 W for 6.9 miles, then take a left onto South Highland Road for 0.9 miles. Turn right onto Old Dewline Road and park in a marked space.

About Brendan Felix

Wellfleet native Brendan Felix has a passion for the outdoors, history and ecology. He holds a BS in geography and outdoor recreation and planning from Keene State College in New Hampshire. A data engineer who conducts Geographic Information Systems mapping with a corporation in Vermont, Brendan now works remotely from his Wellfleet home, and spends much of his time outdoors. He has also worked as a camp counselor and substitute teacher.

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