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Cape May Lighthouse

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Beautiful Lighthouse!

Drove to Lighthouse Point and it was beautiful. It is a must see when in Cape May. They have 2... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Able to visit at night - with the Ghost Lighthouse Tour

Experiencing this lighthouse travel of 199 steps in the dark, rainy, foggy Saturday night even that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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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
+1 609-884-5404
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Drove to Lighthouse Point and it was beautiful. It is a must see when in Cape May. They have 2 very nice stores for shopping and a bar/food area with tables and chairs to sit and drink/eat while looking at the ocean.

Thank Barbaram612
Reviewed 3 days ago

Experiencing this lighthouse travel of 199 steps in the dark, rainy, foggy Saturday night even that we did made the whole trip different. It was quite an different experience than in the daytime, but the two guides made it so much fun, and their stories...More

Thank Tikket
Reviewed 3 days ago

$8 donation to climb the lighthouse; everything else (small museum, small visitors center, and beach) is free. There was plenty of parking on a late Saturday afternoon. There is a WWII bunker on the beach nearby as well as a WWII lookout tower a short...More

Thank StonewallBrigade
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are one of those who adore lighthouses, by all means do not miss this one for it is lovely. Be prepared for a workout however, and remember the top offers a spectacular view as a reward.

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to lighthouses before, but this one was a bear. It cost $12 to climb up, and you will feel all 199 steps. My wife and I went up with our two kids, 8 and 4. They didn't complain once and took it as...More

Thank Brad L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained classical example. A great location for those who frequent lighthouses. Easy to access, great vies. On the trail to similar sites. Part of some lighthouse rallies and tours. Very worthwhile views. Other attractions nearby.

Thank rjb168
Reviewed 1 week ago

After climbing 200 odd stairs (which ain't so bad), the 360 degree view from the top is really amazing. On the one side, you can the salt marsh and on the other side the Atlantic. Not to mention the houses and architecture around also looks...More

Thank kevindsouza1188
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a lighthouse. You can climb it. There are nice views. For me I always enjoy a lighthouse so it’s a no brainer. $8 pp. lighthouse stamp is inside the base of the lighthouse.

Thank Holly G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

190 steps to the top, but a landing every 30 steps with a window and plcards with a little history allows you to break up the climb if needed. A volunteer at the top can tell you a great deal about the history. A nice...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the lighthouse area with Cape May with excellent platforms for bird watching and 3 nature trails with marshes, ponds, shade, wildflowers, Monarch butterflies and surprises each time we visit. Once, we watched an amazing battle in a pond between a water snake and...More

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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