We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cape May Lighthouse

215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-5404
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Must see

Great time, great knowledgeable staff. The view from the top was worth climbing the 200 steps. If... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alucardrx8
via mobile
Loved it!

Beautifully kept and you experience raw NJ.loved the lighthouse and it was good exercise up 199... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Trish L
,
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Read all 1,585 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
1859 Cape May Lighthouse, fully restored. Climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Open daily. Evening trolley tours. Museum shop.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
CONTACT
Website
+1 609-884-5404
Write a Review
Reviews (1,585)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 1,547 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great time, great knowledgeable staff. The view from the top was worth climbing the 200 steps. If your in cape may it's a must see.

Thank Alucardrx8
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully kept and you experience raw NJ.loved the lighthouse and it was good exercise up 199 steps!

Thank Trish L
A TripAdvisor Member
2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The lighthouse was an interesting site on the way back from Sunset Beach. We first went to see the cement ship and look for crystals. Then my dad who loves lighthouses wanted to stop and take s few pictures.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little park next to Cape May Point houses. Took my wife and son to the top and was amazed by the view. Definitely a must-see.

Thank Mark Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful, well maintained lighthouse in Cape May. Love the climb to the top but it gets a bit warm in there so you need to pace yourself. Beautiful views at the top and a nice gift shop.

Thank Kasbar1571
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cape May Light is one of the few you can still go into and climb. There are 199 steps to the top utilizing a metal spiral staircase. The price is $8 for adults and $6 for kids. I'm sure under a certain age it...More

Thank Jae E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go on Wednesday morning and it was a good decision! Our group of 10 arrived there and it wasn't crowded. The ages of the people in our group ranged from 4 to 65. So, as we trekked up the 199 steps, we...More

Thank LAE127
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to this lighthouse. There is free parking for visitors and the beach is a short walk from there. There are trails around the lighthouse for exploring and there are also events held in the area (eg bird...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little lighthouse was fun to travel all the way to the top. The porthole windows & historic plaques offered a something to do will catching your breath! And the view was breathtaking. A good stop! Just don't shout at the top!! Whoops.

1  Thank ssummers20162016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cape May Lighthouse is worth going up at least once if you are a frequent visitor to Cape May. The young kids will enjoy it though it may be quite a hike up for the very young.

Thank Steve K
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
The Red Store
323 reviews
.52 miles away
Sapore Italiano
384 reviews
1.57 miles away
Sunset Beach Grill
116 reviews
.93 miles away
Black Duck on Sunset
411 reviews
1.56 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Beach Plum Farm
89 reviews
.90 miles away
Sunset Beach Gift Shop
123 reviews
.95 miles away
Sunset Beach
475 reviews
.97 miles away
Cape May Point State Park
140 reviews
.08 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Mary624_12
July 22, 2016|
Answer
Response from Paula B | Reviewed this property |
I apologize we do not know all of the details of Cape May, googling the visitors bureau will probably be the best bet. They have EXTENSIVE information. I can tell you that September is a GREAT time of year to visit as it... More
0
Votes
mcguirk193
August 30, 2015|
Answer
Response from ahmadb69 |
Our kids are 8,7 and 5 and saw families with younger kids than ours. There are A LOT of steps and stair well if very tight so I wouldn't recommend bringing kids younger than 5, it will be very hard on them and you since... More
0
Votes