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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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199 steps you must take while in Cape May

Teens and adults will enjoy! Great history to be learned while making the adventure. The views are awesome. Kids are free if you show most of the local hotel keys.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Teens and adults will enjoy! Great history to be learned while making the adventure. The views are awesome. Kids are free if you show most of the local hotel keys.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Ride your bike to one of the beach entrances and walk along the beach to the lighthouse. A great visit for the entire family.

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Roxbury NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Climbed to the top 199 steps. Fabulous views, pricey though at $8 dollars adults and $5 kids. You can see for miles and a beautiful observation deck to take pictures

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We biked out way to the lighthouse and thanks to the Memberships we had purchased the previous day our visit was free. An interesting climb up to the top has multiple landings along the way where you want to stop and read the history of the area and the lighthouse. Beautiful views from the top. Highly recommended if you are... More 

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Queensbury, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice park. Cost to walk up the lighthouse could be a little cheaper, I believe it was $8. Nice view when you get to the top. Trails and a nice walk down to the beach, where we saw dolphins just offshore.

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went in late September last year. Like the view. Like any lighthouse I have been to, it is steep. I don't know why people go up a lighthouse thinking the stars will not be steep. As previously stated on here, there are places to stop and catch your breath and look at the windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful area, the lighthouse is great if your up for walking the stairs!!! The surrounding area is a fantastic nature reserve with wonderful wildlife and lots of information on the migration of the birds. Looks like a great place for families and those who are enjoying getting around on a bike

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing sights! Great staff and beautifully preserved lighthouse. Fell in love with the history of it. My boyfriend and I now call it "our" lighthouse.

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lighthouse friendly staff. 199 steps up and down what a wonderful workout for the legs. Clean family friendly

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Cape May lighthouse is beautiful and museum is interesting - until the snakes were taken out of the cages. NO THANK YOU!

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