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Twin Lights Historic Site

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Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Highlands, NJ 07732
Phone Number: 732-872-1814
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In love with local history

Great museum full of great info. Knowledgeable staff and guides. A great place to visit for young and old. Wonderful views, I love light houses and this is one of the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum full of great info. Knowledgeable staff and guides. A great place to visit for young and old. Wonderful views, I love light houses and this is one of the best!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

combine the twin lights visit with a hike in hartshorne park, and then grab a beer in downtown highlands! great landmark for the us east coast. should be on the agenda of any visit to the new york area.

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I love visiting lighthouses despite my fear of heights. This is a rather short climb to the top, as this tower is not very tall. It is a spiral staircase and very narrow. Even if you don't climb this one, the views are spectacular - I didn't but my husband did. On a clear day you can see downtown New... More 

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Thank Alaska4Ever
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We love visiting lighthouses and these two are not to be missed. The staff was helpful and pleasant. The climb up the lighthouse was not to far, but is a bit enclosed and tight, like most lighthouses are. But absolutely worth the effort for a look at the spectacular views. A great piece of history to visit for all ages.

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Thank Jana K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The twin light towers was when we were in my boat trying to find out how to get home. My dad would say SEE THE TWIN LIGHT TOWERS HEAD FOR IT. What a historic landmark. Today just a gift shop but back in the day a remarkable place to visit

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Thank SFARES
Oakhurst, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a place that mustn't be missed. The view is incredible and there is a lot of history here. It has been well maintained and you can go up into the lighthouse during daytime hours. Nice museum too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Always a fun activity to visit lighthouses, what is unusual is to find two in one. The Twin Lights are attached by a long building. Within the building is a great display of US flags over time. We got there just minutes before the building closed. The woman who met us inside made it really clear that she wanted us... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

If you're visiting the area, you'd be foolish to pass up Twin Lights. Take the time to learn the history, then make the climb to the top of the tower. Both are worth it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Enjoyed visiting this lighthouse. The views are fantastic from the top. Interesting to learn about the historic lighthouse.

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Thank Jola O
Middletown, New Jersey
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Grew up here,and still never get tired of this place.I used to come here as a kid, I brought my kids when they were growing up.a lot of interesting stuff here,and the kids love going to the top of the lighthouse.can't wait to bring my grand kids,when they are old enough to appreciate the lighthouse

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