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Address: 215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: +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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Nice little day trip for our kids

My team and I brought kids here for an end-of-the-summer bbq. It was a nice little trip for them. I hadn't been down here in years, so it was nice to get away from the busyness... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My team and I brought kids here for an end-of-the-summer bbq. It was a nice little trip for them. I hadn't been down here in years, so it was nice to get away from the busyness of life and chill at the beach and the lighthouse for a day. When I climbed the lighthouse, I was up there for a... More 

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse! the man at the top of the lighthouse (rich) was very pleasant and informative. Enjoyed visiting very much!

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Holladay, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the lighthouse is required by us every trip we make to Cape May. It's in a beautiful location and well kept-up. Plenty of parking and public restrooms! The walk to the top is not too strenuous and the views are terrific. There's a small gift shop that doesn't detract from the lighthouse itself. About 50 yards from the lighthouse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

check out the coastal bunker used during WWII to protect the area from invading Germans. quaint local history plus many historic structures.

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Maumee, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any trip to Cape May is worth at least one visit to the light house. Climbing all the stairs is always a challenge but the view is well worth it.

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Gros Morne National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed the lighthouse under a full moon. Definitely not an experience to be missed. The view was breath taking with the moon reflecting on the ocean. I think it was 199 steps but there are places where you can take a break on the way up. The stairs are narrow, windy, and tight at the top. Probably not a... More 

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Aston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all lighthouses the steps to the top should be done with stops along the way,but the view is well worth it.

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skipton,north yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely spot,one of the cleanest beaches on the plnet,super friendly staff, we enjoyed a sunny autumn day just strolling in the park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super neat lighthouse; you get the tickets at the lighthouse, not the store. They do take credit cards. There are 217 steps to the top and what a beautiful view! There is a Fort on the beach you can see, and a walking trail. Take your camera on a clear day, and bring your walking shoes. Great for the little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time back in 15 years and was as nice as we remembered. Walked around the lighthouse and visited the nature center and walked the nature trails. This is a must see if visiting cape may.

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