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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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Rochester NY area
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310 reviews 310 reviews
169 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Barnegat, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I have been wanting to go to this lighthouse for about 20 years now and finally decided to make the trip there and so glad I did. The best part about this lighthouse is that its a castle and the amazing views. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. There is a small history exhibit here as well. The lighthouse... More

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Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Had the weather cooperated, it would have been a great visit. We only had one day available to visit this site and unfortunately, it was about 20 degrees with the wind blowing about 40 mph. We still went up to the top of the light house and it was a clear day so we had a perfect view of the... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Whats not to love? its a castle, its a lighthouse, its free to climb, it has a free museum attached...a cute little gift shop with very kind ladies...great views, great photo ops. It even has a mystery cannon and an anchor on the front lawn....You can see NYC well enough to point out all the main attractions, you can watch... More

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