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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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There are many walking trails and areas for bird watching here. We ate our picnic lunch at one of the pavilions they have. They have numerous picnic tables for use around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Coventry, Connecticut
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Coventry, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There are many walking trails and areas for bird watching here. We ate our picnic lunch at one of the pavilions they have. They have numerous picnic tables for use around the property. There's also the World War II Bunker on the beach which is a very interesting piece of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Even though I'm afraid of heights I climbed to the top! Great view! The museum was very interesting also.

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Woodstock, Vermont
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The views are great as you ascend the almost 200 steps. If you're lucky, you might see whales in the water! Be sure to chat with the knowledgeable person at the top. He is very informative about the background of the lighthouse and its keepers.

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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can climb to the top of this lighthouse, about 200 steps and once you are at the top, the views are fantastic. It costs about $8 to go up.

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Cape May Beach
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53 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse allows great views of the area at the lowest tip of New Jersey. It's also part of a terrific birding area. There are wonderful nature pathways just off the parking lot and also a small natural history museum. It's one of my favorite areas.

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

The Cape May LIghthouse and Cape May Point State Park are treasures here at the Southernmost tip of New Jersey. You can spend a pleasant day here, climbing the Lighthouse, walking the nature trails and/or bird-watching. Thanks for visiting with us. More 

Ledgewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

To get to the top, you have to climb about 200 spiral steps. The staircase is really only wide enough for one so you have to pay attention to anyone coming in the opposite direction. There are landings where you can pass--and rest. They have windows and informational posters about the lighthouse you can read while you catch your breath.... More 

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

Getting to the top is a workout but the view is your reward. Our keepers are happy to share their knowledge of the Lighthouse and local history with visitors. The Lighthouse is a treasure. Thanks for making the climb. More 

Brewster, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Lighthouse, small museum, some nature trails and purple marlin houses. Perhaps the museum is more suited to young children.

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

Cape May Point State Park is a small jewel at the Southernmost tip of New Jersey operated under New Jersey's state park system. There is no admission charge to the park; there plenty of parking, nature trails, bird-watching platforms, beach, small museum and restroom facilities. The Lighthouse has been restored and is maintained by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts... More 

Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Rented bikes and rode out to the lighthouse. A nice easy ride with beautiful scenery. Nice facilities and well maintained.

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

The Cape May area is perfect for bicycles and there are several bike rental businesses in the area. A ride to Cape May Point State Park is a great way to see the area and the park has lots to offer- nature trails, bird-watching platforms, a small museum. The Cape May Lighthouse is operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the... More 

Pine Brook, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Nice and calm place for relaxing. There is a museum near beach .A bird watching deck also placed near by where we can see variety of birds in their natural habitat.

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

Cape May Point State Park is part of the New Jersey state park system. It has lots to offer- plenty of parking, nature trails, bird-watching platforms, picnic pavilions, beach, small museum and restroom facilities. The Cape May Lighthouse has been restored and is operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, a non-profit organization, that interprets it as... More 

Rockaway, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The lighthouse has a great view, if you can walk all the way to the top, I didn't. The history info on the main floor and other buildings is brief but interesting. The state park has lots of parking and a nice large beach. You can go on a 2 hour bird watching guided tour through the managed marshes, Audubon... More 

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

Cape May Point State Park is part of the New Jersey state park system. It has lots to offer- plenty of parking, nature trails, bird-watching platforms, picnic pavilions, beach, small museum and restroom facilities. The Cape May Lighthouse has been restored and is operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, a non-profit organization, that interprets it as... More 

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