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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great historic site for friends, family, adults and kids alike. First off the view is incredible even from the yard. Great place to sit on a park bench and enjoy the breeze and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great historic site for friends, family, adults and kids alike. First off the view is incredible even from the yard. Great place to sit on a park bench and enjoy the breeze and the view of NYC and the harbor. You can walk up the lighthouse by it is not necessary. Museum is worth at least 30 minutes minimum. Don't... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had an interesting time getting there, our GPS was a little off, but it is well worth getting to. The history is amazing and you can go up in the lighthouse, the view is amazing. We were there off season, so it wasn't busy, there is some parking but we got one of the last places, so I am... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Definitely check out this historic site if you are in the area. Very nice museum and you can even go up into one of the lighthouses, as they are no longer in use. The mystery cannon story is also pretty cool.

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This National Historic Landmark is worth the trip with incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, NYC, and surrounding beaches and a wonderful museum that includes an original Fresnel lens, and more. You can also climb up to the top of one of the two towers.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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288 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We come here almost every October as part of the lighthouse challenge of NJ when you get to climb one of the towers which has a balcony so you can enjoy the view and fresh sea air. From the top, you can see the bridge to Sandy Hook and Middletown below. On a clear day, you can see the Manhattan... More 

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Highlands, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited the Twin Lights lighthouse many times. We can see it from our home. I was a little afraid to go up the first time I visited, but the view is so worth it. I especially love to see the annual Christmas Tree in the one tower at Christmas time. If you are in or around the Sea... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Twin Lights Historic site is a great location, at the top of the Highlands, NJ, and easy to get to from RT 36. This light house is very unusual in that it has two towers that light up. Most of the time the tower on the left (facing the front) is open. The light house has a museum, and... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Been here many times in my life and I never get sick of going. I went with my parents now I take my kids. Love the view and scenery. Well versed in history and to go to the top of the light house is not for the faint of heart. We have such a great time take lots of pictures... More 

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Royal Oak, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The U.S. Lighthouse Service’s Navesink Light Station, today known as Twin Lights, was the fourth lighthouse we visited on our drive up the New Jersey Atlantic shoreline. The facility has two lights, one at each end of a long building standing atop a bluff more than 200 feet above sea level facing the Atlantic Ocean. This is the highest point... More 

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Highlands, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Twin Lights is a historic site that offers a lot of history. You can climb one of the lighthouse towers and check out a phenomenal view of Sandy Hook and surrounding area. Recently the museum has been closed for renovations, but when open it will provide you with a fascinating look into the lighthouses, wrecks, lifesaving and nautical history... More 

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