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Cape May Lighthouse

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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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My husband and I always visit the lighthouse when we are in Cape May. We enjoy the view of the beach. We also enjoy looking at the various birds that pass through. This time my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Trevose, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

My husband and I always visit the lighthouse when we are in Cape May. We enjoy the view of the beach. We also enjoy looking at the various birds that pass through. This time my husband and I spoke to the woman inside the center at length. She told us about the purple martin houses that are stationed there and... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Quaint and relaxing day at the park. Interesting and informative. Had a small flea market on site that was great. Also had a small band playing music all day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Cape May on a day when it was raining so the experience was probably influenced by that. There is no fee to get into the parking area, or into the small visitor center and museum, but there is a fee to climb to the top. If you look online there are discount coupons and I heard a... More 

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Pine Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Every summer was a must to take the children to visit. Has a great story to it. Many vessels look for this coming in at night.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My family and I have visited this lighthouse many times and every time we go we thoroughly enjoy our trip! This last time was no exception. Everyone that works there is always helpful and answers any and all of our questions. You pay the fee to walk up and stop to read along the way. Truly worth a visit.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This light house is located in a beautiful nature area right next to the ocean. Wether you are interested in nature, history or just sunning on the beach you will like visiting this New Jersey attraction!

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Belcamp, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you love lighthouses you should go see the Cape May Lighthouse found in the Cape May Point State Park. Plenty of free parking and direct access to the beach. From the beach you can also see the World War II bunker on the beach. Truly a beautiful view.

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Jersey Village, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

While visiting family in NJ, we took a day trip to Cape May. The light house was on our list of things to do and so glad we did the 199 Step Climb up and then 199 down the light house tower. The very informative Light House Watchman was at the top providing us with facts and was there to... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although 199 steps up a circular stairway was difficult for my 80 year old legs, the view at the top was worth it. Since you can walk totally around the viewing area, you get a real feel for the beauty of Cape May. Take advantage of the interim landing areas to catch your breath.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice view from the top, it was only $8, places to rest on the way up. I am out of shape and it was worth the pain in my legs for the next two days.

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Additional Information about Cape May Lighthouse

Address: 215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: +1 609-884-5404
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8

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