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Address: 215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: +1 609-884-5404
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Description: 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, fully restored. Climb 199 steps to the top for a...
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.
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Great place to visit during you South Jersey Vacation

When you are in Wildwood, Cape May, or Cape May Courthouse this is a great day adventure to go see the light house and the concrete boat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

When you are in Wildwood, Cape May, or Cape May Courthouse this is a great day adventure to go see the light house and the concrete boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Its a great place to see the area and get a nice work out at the same it......I go there once a year and hike in the trails there as well...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Play mini-golf ? head to sunset beach Like history ? Light house and Air Force sights are great great bike ride destination love it any time of the year

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was quite a trek to the top but the beautiful views from the top were well worth the trip. Easy to get to, plenty of parking, well worth visiting while in Cape May.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Lighthouse, responded to this review

You really can't beat the view from the top of the Lighthouse. It's a great reward for climbing the 199 steps. Thanks for stopping by. More 

Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was the third lighthouse built on the point! Interesting because it was built as part of a Harbor Defense Project during WWII. There is an old bunker on the beach which was used during the Korean Was as a radio transmitting station so it is a very interesting area. The lighthouse is still in use today but we didn't... More 

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Lighthouse, responded to this review

The bunker on the beach was part of Fort Miles, the defense installation constructed to safeguard the Delaware River and Bay during World War II. The Lighthouse dates from 1859 and is indeed the third tower build to aid mariners. The views from the top are overwhelming. Thanks for visiting. More 

New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Have been going there for over 60 years and its wonderful anytime but special at sunset. A great bike ride from anywhere in Cape May on an early evening.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Lighthouse, responded to this review

Cape May Point State Park and the Lighthouse should be on everyone's list of must dos when in the area. There's so much to see and do and it's a beautiful area any time of the day. Thanks for stopping by. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sitting right on the shore of Cape May and away from the busy town, the lighthouse provides great views of the ocean, the nature center, and nearby buildings. And being the tallest building in the area, you can see straight out with out any building getting in you way. You don't have to fight downtown traffic or deal with hard... More 

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Lighthouse, responded to this review

The Lighthouse provides unparalleled views of the area. It is 199 steps to the top but there are landings every 30 steps to stop and catch your breath and enjoy the views in all direction. The Lighthouse reopened for the season Presidents' Weekend. It's a bracing climb right now but the views are still breathtaking. Thanks for visiting. More 

D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

View great, friendly staff, 199 steps, 360* on a cold clear day the best, much parking, museum great for families with young kids

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There wasn't much to do in Cape May on Christmas Day but the weather was great, so we enjoyed birding at the lighthouse. Saw a lot of swallows, ducks, swans and a beautiful bald eagle.

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Lighthouse, responded to this review

Cape May Point State Park is a great place to spend the day any time of year. Please come back and climb the Lighthouse some day. More 

Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We drove from Philly to Cape May last Saturday afternoon as the weather was pleasant and were very happy to see this famous lighthouse in person. The parking is easy and there are restrooms readily available as well as good history on the lighthouse which was build in 1859 (the third lighthouse I believe on this site). They closed the... More 

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Mid-AtlanticCenter, Manager at Cape May Lighthouse, responded to this review

We are planning to give our Lighthouse a fresh coat of paint but as you can imagine, it's an expensive proposition. We're trying to assemble the funds to do so. Thanks for visiting. More 

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