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Twin Lights Historic Site

2 Lighthouse Road, Highlands, NJ 07732
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
34 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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Rochester Ny Area
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323 reviews 323 reviews
176 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

friendly staff for July 4 visit. nice view from upstairs in the one tower,..seeing the lens up close was interesting.. a small gift shop inside was well stocked with interesting things at reasonable prices.. well maintained; a new big room of exhibits due to open within a few months; they let us in to see what was already in place;... More

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Ocean, NJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Pick the most gorgeous day you can to view Sandy Hook, lower NYC and NY harbor through binoculars and learn the history of shipwrecks and lifesaving on the Jersey Shore. You can enjoy just being at the top of the highest peak on the shore (which isn't saying much), or take the spiral climb up one of the short towers... More

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Plantation, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I love the Twin Lights. They are beautiful! They are not expensive to see, and the museum is great! Try out the Lights!

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Bronx, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Follow the signs up a little hill to this lovely place. High elevation beautiful views of the surrounding areas and even NYC Skyline in the distance... The grounds are very nice and well kept. As for the lighthouses, the South Tower is rarely open, as per the nice woman in the gift shop. We ascended to the top of the... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you like light houses this is not to be missed. Beautiful views of Sandy Hook and NYC skyline. A nice stop if you are headed to the near by beaches or a local seafood dinner. Beaches and dining options are minutes away.

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Evansville, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My wife and I stopped here during a day trip up the Jersey Shore coast. It had a great view, cool history significance, and easy to find. We enjoyed our visit.

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Rumson, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It took me years to decide to visit the Twin Lights. Funny since it was just a few miles from where I lived for over 25 years. It is located up a winding road in the HIghlands. There is a nautical museum inside which we did not go see since that was not what we were interested in doing that... More

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