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Cape May Lighthouse

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Do not miss a visit to this national landmark. Lighthouses are so cool and the view is... read more

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Scenic Lighthouse in the state park.

Nice lighthouse to look at, with a visitor center next to it, and trails down to the beach. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse is fully restored and visitors can climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. The original Oil Storage Building is accessible and houses a Museum Shop and accessible...more
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215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Reviewed yesterday

Do not miss a visit to this national landmark. Lighthouses are so cool and the view is magnificent. See Cape May from a totally different perspective. It is a quiet spot and an easy bike ride from town.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sharkiemark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice lighthouse to look at, with a visitor center next to it, and trails down to the beach. You can walk up steep stairs to the top, but the lighthouse is only open for a few hours on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wtrav77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love doing the nature walk every time we come down. This weekend the weather was beautiful so we got to do it twice. Lots of people at the top of the Lighthouse. We've seen it hundreds of times, but it always looks beautiful and we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are in our early 70's. We wanted to climb a lighthouse. We decided we could do it. There are small areas on your way up that you can stop to rest and a window to look out. It is warm inside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Learned a lot and the view is amazing! Worth the walk up. However, a word of caution, if you get dizzy easily this might not be the climb for you.

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

This lighthouse was beautiful inside and out. The beach next to it is very historical. Took me back to a time in America when pride was rampant. A must see!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jasonreed1177
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are plenty of elevated boardwalk areas to view the migrating birds in the wetlands. They are handicapped accessible. There are also covered picnic pavilions. And there are other boardwalk ramps for viewing the beach (also handicapped accessible). I saw a sign that they have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank inazone
Reviewed 7 November 2018

this time, we walked to the WWII bunker - great day! Also loved reading the plaques about the birds and wild life

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank angelabW2797GE
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you like lighthouses, put this one on your list. You don't have to climb to the top to enjoy its splendor. If it is open and you can climb to the top, the breathtaking views are worth it. Definitely a must-see in the area....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatWat39
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Loved it! (Except for family member with vertigo). Great view of beach/ocean. You get your steps in!

Date of experience: December 2017
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20 September 2017|
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Response from twin1sg | Reviewed this property |
There is nothing very close to the lighthouse.
Lucas H
26 August 2017|
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Response from Billfitz144 | Reviewed this property |
Lafayette st - near the acme - probably 2 miles from ferry - not sure if anything closer
31 August 2015|
Response from ahmadb69 |
Our kids are 8,7 and 5 and saw families with younger kids than ours. There are A LOT of steps and stair well if very tight so I wouldn't recommend bringing kids younger than 5, it will be very hard on them and you since... More