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Cape May Lighthouse

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The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse is fully restored and visitors can climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. The original Oil Storage Building is accessible and houses a Museum Shop and accessible...more
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215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-5404
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All reviews light house worth the climb state park catch your breath climb the stairs wwii bunker bird watching small museum walking trails full moon visitor center bird sanctuary delaware bay worth the trip gift shop nature center free parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My bride and I visited here while celebrating our wedding anniversary. The lighthouse keeper, Jane, was not only very interesting, but thoughtful and funny as well. Thank you.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cape May light is one of three in NJ that was constructed by Gen George Meade before the Civil War. Its in fabulous shape. $10 to walk up and the views are worth every penny. State Park makes it for a complete day trip.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Wallysfood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great time at the Lighthouse...A must for those who love history and a good view. Staff was friendly and very knowledgable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RevandRoe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although I didn't walk up, my husband did. Nice area around the lighthouse, good information inside. Not many lighthouses left in the area, it was to understand the workings of a lighthouse.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MrsG262
Reviewed March 17, 2019

There are alot of steps, but the view is worth it. Go down to the beach after and you could see a dolphin.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ladyamandamay
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

We drive to Cape May and saw the light house. It wasn't open but we lived the area and the beaches. Great view and it was a lot of fun.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paulineh584
Reviewed March 7, 2019

We stopped in last minute on a cold, windy saturday... what a fun piece of history! Climb the steps and see the view and experience what a lighthouse keeper would have had to do every day!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank radski65
Reviewed February 25, 2019

History and views! They don't open until noon, so plan ahead to be sure you time it right. There is a great nature walk (3 different) to pass the time and see all the beautiful birds. We saw a variety of ducks, swans and blue...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roberta C
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Went the first weekend in May with several photographers. Took alot of photographs on walks of birds and lighthouse. Very clean nice walk ways very wellmarked. View from lighthouse beautiful. would recommend without reservation

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mommadoc2420
Reviewed February 9, 2019

The lighthouse looked like it had been painted last week. Everything was in to notch shape. There were lots of trails to walk on. The small museum was being updated so we couldn't go in. We will return.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Louann P
Mary S, Guest Relations Manager at Cape May Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thank you, Louann! We recently repainted the Lighthouse thanks to several fundraising events held over the last two years. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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September 19, 2017|
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Response from twin1sg | Reviewed this property |
There is nothing very close to the lighthouse.
Lucas H
August 26, 2017|
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Response from Billfitz144 | Reviewed this property |
Lafayette st - near the acme - probably 2 miles from ferry - not sure if anything closer
August 30, 2015|
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