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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, Cultural
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Type: Lighthouses, Cultural
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Highlands, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
36 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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348 reviews 348 reviews
188 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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