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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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Lovely lighthouse

We've been to the lighthouse a couple of times now. The grounds are very clean, the little gift shop always has something I'd like to buy, and the staff are all wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to the lighthouse a couple of times now. The grounds are very clean, the little gift shop always has something I'd like to buy, and the staff are all wonderful.

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Panama
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is right down the street from my house so it's a must when friends come to visit. We like to go in the museum and walk the trails as well as the light house.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Emily G
New York
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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