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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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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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Lots of fun to see on a hot day!

We visited early in the morning on a hot day. It was great to see the lighthouse and take some photos. Highly recommend if you want to see something different with the kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited early in the morning on a hot day. It was great to see the lighthouse and take some photos. Highly recommend if you want to see something different with the kids.

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Golden, Colorado
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the ferry from lewes Delaware. Ate at the lobster house yummy then went sightseeing. Stayed through the evening so we could see all the lights. Enjoy my pictures of Cape may.

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Thank Lolatruman
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went here after checking into the rythym of the sea b and b. Was lovely to walk around and was perfect timing as the sun was going down so very romantic walking on the beach with the sun going down. Cape may is a great place for couples and the light house is a great place to visit.

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New York
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are travelling to Cape May, be sure to stop by and see the Lighthouse! Actually, it's hard to miss!

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Vineland, Nj
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful light house, with a gorgeous views of the Cape May area. Just a great place to visit. Clean, quiet and very family friendly.

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Mary S, Manager at Cape May Lighthouse, responded to this review

Coastal lighthouses are tall for a reason. Their beams can be seen far out to sea, serving as a beacon for mariners. It's 199 steps to the top but there are landings every 30 steps so you can catch your breath and look at the vistas on every side of the tower. The reward is an unparalleled view of the... More 

ohio
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you love lighthouses you will come. if you love parks you should come. the fact that this lighthouse has its own park with nature walks and a birdwatching area is a definite plus for nature lovers. very peaceful. The only thing it needs is a playground to attract children

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Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend borrowed bikes from our B&B and did an 8 mile bike ride along beach avenue to the light house and back. The view was gorgeous an the beach alongside it was very romantic to lay along. There is also some cool fort along the water to look at. Didn't have a chance to go up the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a long, steep climb to the top--199 steps form the cast iron spiral staircase that rises within the lofty tower--but well worth the effort. The view really is spectacular! I'd expected an impressive panoramic view of the surrounding areas, both wild and man-made, but I was confounded at one particular sight. I thought, That's weird. I didn't know there... More 

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Thank Karen T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lighthouse can be seen from so many places! I did the Cape May Dolphin and Whale Watch and could see it for miles. It's a famous piece of NJ and I made a quick visit to it afterwards. It was too late to go inside but it was cool to look at from the bottom anyway =)

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Mary S, Manager at Cape May Lighthouse, responded to this review

Please come back and climb. The view from the top is unbeatable. We open for the season on Presidents' Weekend when we'll be open Saturday through Monday, 12pm-3pm. More 

Colts Neck, New Jersey
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are wonderful-so much to see of this very special area of New Jersey. So much to see as you travel to the light house too!

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