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Absecon Lighthouse

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A nice repriieve from the casinos

Went here with my nephew as an alternative to the the gambling casinos, arcades and the rides along... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Antioch, California
Free museum but a fee to climb to top

The lighthouse has free parking and the grounds and museum are free to visit. If you want to take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anaheim, California
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New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City (walking distance from Showboat Casino). Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse, one of...more
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31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here with my nephew as an alternative to the the gambling casinos, arcades and the rides along the boardwalk! What a nice little find! Catch the small "trolley"/bus and ride down to the very site of this lighthouse. Take the walk up the steps,...More

Thank Dapper54
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse has free parking and the grounds and museum are free to visit. If you want to take the 228 step climb to the top of the lighthouse (and, of course, another 228 down), there is a small fee for that.There is a gift...More

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the lighthouse was not opened when we visited on a Wednesday in September. Its claim to fame is that it is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and is one of the oldest in the United States. There are 228 steps to the top....More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you pull up to the Absecon Lighthouse your first impression is that of a site that could use a makeover. The lighthouse needs a paint job and insight steps would benefit from some paint as well. That said it is a great way to...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitting in the middle of a residential area, the lighthouse and the house adjoining are very sweet. You can climb up the lighthouse, and there's a video camera at the top and a volunteer to help you. It's free, although we did make a donation.

Thank Elisa D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice lighthouse attraction to visit. Just love all lighthouses and if when on vacation and one is near have to go and visit. This was a pretty attraction to visit while in atlantic city if one does not want to stay in...More

Thank KayorLorieL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reading through the previous negative reviews it is obvious those folks didn’t climb to the top of the lighthouse. It’s worth the trip! 228 steps to the top for $8 and you are rewarded with a beautiful view of Atlantic City and the ocean, a...More

Thank Laurel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was awesome!!! I got a groupon for me and my family so it was nice and inexpensive. We climbed to the top of the light house (I carried my 9 month old daughter up) and once at the top we had some amazing views!!!!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would disagree with one of the other trip advisor writer. Almost all lighthouses have interesting stories and history. So far I haven’t found one that doesn’t. This lighthouse has gone through so many changes it’s amazing it’s still there. The paint scheme has been...More

Thank Kenmarsam
Reviewed September 12, 2018

You can see it from the road and it’s just an ordinary lighthouse. There is nothing interesting about it.

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Jane M
April 12, 2017|
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Response from har7840 | Reviewed this property |
Depends where on the boardwalk you are staying. The lighthouse is at the far end near Resorts casino. If you are on the other end of the boardwalk near the Chelsea it is quite far walk but it is doable. They also have the... More
August 15, 2015|
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Response from robertwerie | Reviewed this property |
North as possible on pacific
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Response from Cynthia L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a charge if you want to go to the "top" and do a viewing of the area. Plus the volunteer who is up there, gives you a great story about the area and the lighthouse itself. Cost was $7.