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Cape May Lighthouse

Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-5404
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses, Lookouts
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great view of the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Bay, and Cape May. It's a lot of stairs to climb, but well worth it.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was a birthday gift, what a surprise. I have been to Cape May many, many times. I have always stayed at a traditional B&B which were very lovely and nice. I have walked by the Carroll Villa many times. Thought oh that seems to busy and not your normal B&B. Wow was I wrong. This is a beautiful place... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you enjoy getting a little physical exercise along with your vacation (as we do) you may want to consider renting a bicycle and taking a nice excursion out to the lighthouse from Cape May proper. The shortest route, is on Sunset Boulevard's designated wide bike lane, then taking a left at Seagrove Ave. down to the next left, on... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Cape May Lighthouse is a very nice lighthouse, but somehow I just don't see it as an attraction worth too much reviewing, unless you're really a connoisseur of lighthouses. It's a beautiful example, of course. And the view at the top is spectacular, without a doubt. But unless you're absolutely fascinated by lighthouses, the point of it is to... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great history! We visit this every year when we are staying in Wildwood. Must do! If you climb to the top, the views are amazing!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I was there this year in February and even though the lighthouse is closed the beach is there and what a view. The lighthouse has been renovated since the last time I saw it and it looks brand new and beautiful. I lived in the Ocean City, MD area for 10 yrs. and the beauty of lighthouses has been something... More

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Andover, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The lighthouse has beautiful views of Cape May Point. There are several places where you can stop and rest on your way up. This may be hard to do in the middle of the summer when it's crowded though. At each resting point, there's a window where you can lookout and educational pictures and maps about the lighthouse. Each window... More

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Butler, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We visited in February when there were limited events happening. The lighthouse was a great outing - the staff was friendly and informative. Plus, you can't beat the view!

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was a workout to get to the top but really worth it for the view! We enjoyed reading about the history of the lighthouses and looking at the pictures as we worked our way to the top. Nice little gift shop as well.

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Albany, NY
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249 reviews 249 reviews
7 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We make it a point to visit the Cape May Lighthouse each time we are in Cape May. The climb is fun (my wife sometimes skips the climb due to being Claustrophobic) and worth it when you get to the top. My advice is to save the climb for a very clear day without haze or limited visibility. It is... More

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