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Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

1st and Central Aves., North Wildwood, NJ 08260
609 522 4520
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This lighthouse is small and of a Victorian era design (also referred to as Swiss Carpenter Gothic and also Stick Style). It is not the typical, tall cylindrical lighthouse, such as Absecon or Cape May lighthouses. It is a residential style, which means it combines both the keepers house and the light tower in one structure. It is also a... More

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Cinnaminson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a good place to visit if you cannot go to the beach. Very interesting place to see. Fun seeing the old photos

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Stratford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

History jumps out at you. They try to keep the place like it was a hundred years ago. The grounds look it something from an history book. You can just imagine being out to sea on a dark foggy night and seeing the beacon to guide you safely.,

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Quaint lighthouse with a nice family story behind it. The grounds were beautiful well kept flower beds, plants, paths, trees, arches and a gazebos. Butterflies everywhere. If you want to tour the lighthouse it's $5.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice way to spend a morning is to go to Hereford Lighthouse. Beautiful gardens, wandering paths, and not big at all. Can take one of the paths out to the sea wall and walk around. Don't think it is worth it to climb the lighthouse (its only a "couple of steps" to the top anyway). Take an early morning bike... More

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The free gardens around this place almost rival the lighthouse itself. Be sure to take a walk around outside. Then make sure to take the tour of the lighthouse. Its not one of those tall ones with 200 steps, its just a few easy floors up. I love to take people here.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The gardens were so beautiful! It is my understanding that they are 30 years in the making! What a nice way to spend the morning! The lighthouse looks nice too, but we did not tour it since we didn't have time after we walked the sea wall. The gardens are free to see, but the lighthouse charges a small fee.... More

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Still operating and cool to watch while walking the beach wall. I love to watch the beacon dancing across the ocean. Feeling of nostalgia.

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Duquesne, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The tour of the lighthouse and the history behind it is very interesting. The property is beautiful and We were very happy to take the tour. We would also just bike there at night to see it all lit up and sit in the garden. Very relaxing.

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NJ
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is much more than just a piece of history. It's not a tall as most lighthouses so it can be enjoyed by many who can't take the steps up the Cape May Lighthouse. There is a minimal charge to go up (you can't go to the light though because it is working- active military members are free... More

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