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Absecon Lighthouse

Opens in 15 min: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A lighthouse that you can still climb up and a museum

This was a interesting piece of history in Atlantic city. It was great the you could still climb... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
new york
another surprise!

This was worth the walk. It's pretty cool, the ladies were very welcoming and helpful, the walk up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City (walking distance from Showboat Casino). Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse, one of...more
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31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a interesting piece of history in Atlantic city. It was great the you could still climb the steps to the top. It is kind of tight and winding staircase. Its 228 steps to the top; but there are landings along the way that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was worth the walk. It's pretty cool, the ladies were very welcoming and helpful, the walk up was 228 steps, but worth it. The view was great. A really good place to take the kids, and the adults. They take your photo and everything.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ladyMorgainna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool lighthouse on the way north end of Atlantic City. I love these old lights and the history around them! I was kinda mad though because we drove all the way up there just to find out it was being rented out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 27kevink
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I love lighthouses, and this one didn't disappoint. Wonderful staff. It is well-kept and interesting to tour. You don't have to climb all the way to the top to enjoy it. We didn't go to the top because we were on the 30th floor of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatWat39
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Well worth the block or so "side trip" off the Boardwalk. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and readily answered all our "tourist questions". Gift area was neat and well stocked. We did not climb to the top. Very foggy and misting rain.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went today and what a wonderful choice. Milton was our guide and he gave us fascinating information about it. Its 225 stairs to the top, and its worth every single step. The view is incredible and the history is fascinating. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aczidraindrop
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I visited here for the Lighthouse Challenge in 2018 and got to climb at night. Well staffed to keep the traffic on the stairs and at the top manageable. Reasonable cost to climb. Great views of the city with all the lights. Nighttime is THE...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Went here with my nephew as an alternative to the the gambling casinos, arcades and the rides along the boardwalk! What a nice little find! Catch the small "trolley"/bus and ride down to the very site of this lighthouse. Take the walk up the steps,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dapper54
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The lighthouse has free parking and the grounds and museum are free to visit. If you want to take the 228 step climb to the top of the lighthouse (and, of course, another 228 down), there is a small fee for that.There is a gift...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ransom007
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Unfortunately, the lighthouse was not opened when we visited on a Wednesday in September. Its claim to fame is that it is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and is one of the oldest in the United States. There are 228 steps to the top....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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12 April 2017|
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Response from har7840 | Reviewed this property |
Depends where on the boardwalk you are staying. The lighthouse is at the far end near Resorts casino. If you are on the other end of the boardwalk near the Chelsea it is quite far walk but it is doable. They also have the... More
16 August 2015|
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Response from robertwerie | Reviewed this property |
North as possible on pacific
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Response from Cynthia L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a charge if you want to go to the "top" and do a viewing of the area. Plus the volunteer who is up there, gives you a great story about the area and the lighthouse itself. Cost was $7.