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Cape May Lighthouse

215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-5404
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Peaceful and beautiful

I love lighthouses; they mesmerize me. It was great to find this area in lovely cape May. My friend... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Meral G
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Pennington, New Jersey
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room with a view

The light house is an Icon for the Cape May area. It offers a view of Delaware 20 miles across the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wfdudley44
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Cape May, New Jersey
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1859 Cape May Lighthouse, fully restored. Climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Open daily. Evening trolley tours. Museum shop.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“light house” (148 reviews)
“state park” (64 reviews)
“worth the climb” (59 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love lighthouses; they mesmerize me. It was great to find this area in lovely cape May. My friend and I also visited the wildlife center, and took a nice walk. So pleasant!

Thank Meral G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The light house is an Icon for the Cape May area. It offers a view of Delaware 20 miles across the Delaware bay. Also up the bay towards Bidwells Creek and of course up the Atlantic Ocean coast of Cape May towards Wildwood. The grounds...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous afternoon or morning trip to see the nature, view some wildlife (deer, fox, rabbit, small critters, storks, egrets, ducks, lots of sea birds). This is a major wildlife area. Follow the longest trail and take it to the ocean, then follow beach back to...More

Thank trip647
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun to climb the 199 steps to the top! There are such great views from up there. The woman in the gift shop was very nice. Overall we had a great time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend told us that while visiting Cape May we had to visit the Light House. We are very glad we did. The Light House has 199 step to climb to the top. About every 30 steps or so there is a lookout alcove and...More

Thank Joseph V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see besides a lighthouse. If that is your thing, then go. If not, enjoy the beach and take a brief glance :-)

Thank Salvatore F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic site with nature walks and rest rooms nearby. Do not be daunted by the climb, there are interesting exhibits to read every 30 steps up. Make sure to check out the hawk viewing across the parking lot.

Thank spiralated
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s beautiful and there’s a lot to explore. I walked around and enjoyed the history, the architecture and the surrounding area. The nearby park is lovely as well. Pleasant and adventurous.

Thank Virgo B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a working lighthouse, that we've seen from the beach in Rehoboth Beach Delaware many times. It was great to be able to actually visit it, climb to the top (a chore in itself so be ready) and see the Cape May point area...More

Thank Scott G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't climb it; just admired it as we have others--there's just something about lighthouses--the history and need for them. We walked the grounds and had fine birding.

Thank Edge W
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WWDays
20 September 2017|
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Response from twin1sg | Reviewed this property |
There is nothing very close to the lighthouse.
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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
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Mary624_12
23 July 2016|
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Response from Paula B | Reviewed this property |
I apologize we do not know all of the details of Cape May, googling the visitors bureau will probably be the best bet. They have EXTENSIVE information. I can tell you that September is a GREAT time of year to visit as it... More
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