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Cape May Lighthouse

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Address: 215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
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+1 609-884-5404
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1859 Cape May Lighthouse, fully restored. Climb 199 steps to the top for a...

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.

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"The best views of Cape May"

My daughters love going up this historical lighthouse. The pictures from the top are postcard worthy. Whether you're with your family, just a couple, or by yourself, it is worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
BillD5853338
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughters love going up this historical lighthouse. The pictures from the top are postcard worthy. Whether you're with your family, just a couple, or by yourself, it is worth listening to the tour guide for this attraction in Cape May. For a small fee which goes to the upkeep of the lighthouse, you can climb the steps. Fortunately for... More 

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Monmouth County, NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't go up the lighthouse but the area is worth a stop for the beach, bunker, information center and lighthouse.

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Thank IrishChief
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always make a point of a lighthouse visit when I can. And this is another place to visit on your list.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a beautiful light house, we stopped and took pictures around Christmas. What is really nice there are public restrooms that are nice there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited the lighthouse on a December day and it was lovely. the exhibits provided some truly fascinating information. It is well kept and a great place to visit.

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Goshen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lighthouse is the center of this park but it's not the entire park, it's only a small part of it. You can walk on the beach, the visitors center and museum are a must see. There is a pavilion to stop and eat lunch at, a bird watching platform, and a nature walk with several distance options. On the... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the lighthouse is fun to climb, and we did that, I think that more value was had from the nature trails that must cover a few miles, and can end up with a beach walk back. The visitor center is first rate with a wonderful selection of local nature artifacts.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the State park almost to light house then back. We drove to light house and went into the information center. Fun to see how the young girl who handles the animals has grown. Today she had out, two snakes, 2 spiders and a scorpion. No light house only open fir a few hours today due to the season.... More 

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Hillsborough, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit one of the most beautiful lighthouses anywhere when we come to Cape May. It is very well maintained and if you're up to the climb, you can, for a nominal fee, climb the 199 steps up to the top for a panoramic view of the tip of NJ. Great stop!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether or not you like lighthouses (not sure why you wouldn't though), you should plan on making a visit here. While ascending the steps there are little alcoves along the way where you get some cool history of not only the lighthouse itself, but the area as well. Once at the top you have wonderful views of the area, and... More 

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