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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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I grew up in the Garden State, and spent a couple of decades living there. I have seen and driven by this gem many times. I cannot believe that it has taken this long to visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Potsdam, New York
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Potsdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I grew up in the Garden State, and spent a couple of decades living there. I have seen and driven by this gem many times. I cannot believe that it has taken this long to visit it. If you drive to Sandy Hook, Atlantic Highlands or the upper Jersey Shore you cannot miss it. It proudly sits atop these hills... More 

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Keyport, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A must at the bayshore! The history & experience are worth the trip. We took out of town & local teens that had no idea they would learn so much. More importantly they enjoyed the experience & even were posting pictures on Instgram. The view is outstanding.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I am a lighthouse nut. The top of the twin lights has the most incredible view, you can see all the way the NYC. In the fall the trees look like a beautiful painted canvas from up there. They also have a great museum on the ground floor. I highly recommend a visit

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Middletown, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There is a small museum inside with some artifacts and a building outside that houses the original fresnel lens. You can climb to the top and check out the beautiful view over Sandy Hook and the ocean. On a clear day, you can also see the Verrazano bridge. I go often to sit on the benches and enjoy the view.... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've lived my entire life in NJ and have traveled all over the state, yet never went to this historic site until this past weekend. It was a passing clouds and showers kind of day so we didn't want to go to the beach but were in the area and just followed the signs up the hill. We decided to... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I think I could have spent all day at the top. Beautiful views of Sandy Hook, Manhattan, Staten Island, Verrazano Bridge and Long Island. I was really impressed. Since it sits up on a hill, the views can't be beat. We stayed and watched the traffic thin out heading onto Sandy Hook before we ventured over. Nice stop, 30 minutes... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped here after looking at things to do in the area via TripAdvisor. From the lighthouse you can see the Manhattan skyline.. wow! The place is the highest point on the Atlantic seaboard. Also offers a great view of the surrounding town and beaches. They have a small museum, a gift shop that had some cool stuff in it. Was... More 

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Come visit our only double lighthouse! A steep climb in your car to the parking lot and you get a breathtaking view of our shoreline and Sandy Hook. Bring a picnic lunch to eat while there. In the garage there is an old fashioned, magnifying light that was used in the tower but have been replaced with more modern ones.... More 

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BrickUSA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Twin Lights Historical Site was easily reached with the g p s address of 2 Lighthouse Rd. Highlands NJ 07732 The stairs leading up to the top of the tower become smaller at one point. My family felt the climb was worth it because the top view was refreshing to the eyes and the breeze felt nice on a July... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I have lived in NJ for 54 years and just got to the Twin Lights a couple of weeks ago. There are two lighthouses, a small gift shop, restrooms, a little museum and nice grounds to walk around the building. It is located right before you head across the bridge on Rt. 36 into Sandy Hook or Sea Bright. The... More 

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