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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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Amazing Twin Lighthouse

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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New York City, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a nice place to stop for about 30 minutes. Good view of the ocean. You can climb to the top of the light house on an old spiral staircase. Small museum with some interesting displays. The kids really enjoyed it but I was a little bored. Free admission and friendly staff.

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Dallas, Texas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This twin lights is a nice to visit. Climbed 64 steps to the top and managed to see Sandy Hook Lighthouse. It's free to tour the lighthouse and the museum.

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Dartmouth, MA
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The twin lights are why Highlands is here, the highest point on the east coast south of Maine. Go visit to learn about this history of the town, the many years of bridges from Sandy Hook to Highlands, and about the twin lights to distinguish them from the single lighthouse on Sandy Hook. The museum has a temporary feel to... More 

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