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Cape May Lighthouse

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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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Great nature area

Beautiful Lighthouse and nature trails. Also beach and picnic areas. There is also a marine and nature museum on the premises. Great way to spend the day!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cape May, New Jersey
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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Lighthouse and nature trails. Also beach and picnic areas. There is also a marine and nature museum on the premises. Great way to spend the day!!!

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Budd Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in Cape May this is a must see/do. The 109 steps to the top are worth the climb. The view is beautiful. The ocean breeze at the top is amazing.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great experience with the twin boys. They are 4 and were able to go up and down with just supervision. I kinda wish once we got to the top, there was more excitement from the staff. The lady checking us in was very friendly and upbeat. Once we arrived at the top, it wasn't until my son asked... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with our 3 young kids and 4 of the 5 of us climbed to the top of the lighthouse. It's definitely not a climb for the elderly or very young kids, or anyone afraid of small spaces but the view from the top is very nice. It's a nice ace for a change of pace at the shore... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have to climb the 199 steps to reach the top of the lighthouse. You will get a excellent view. Don't miss the small museum as you will learn a lot about Cape May; how the Southern Cape May ' disappeared '; the bunker.....

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I climbed the Cape May Lighthouse on August 10, 2016. 199 steps up and 199 steps back down. The view from all angles is phenomenal -- no there were no ships when I went up. they also have special full moon climbs which I hope to do one day. Here's a secret, though, you can get a combination ticket for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff were kind and informative. Places to rest on each level of your climb. Breezy atop. Easy to take photos.

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Wallington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We planned the day trip to Cape May in the spare of a moment while vacationing in Wildwood, NJ, and it turned out to be a wonderful idea. We arrived at the state park before 9 a.m. on a Saturday, so we had few minutes to stroll around the park and beach before the lighthouse opened at 9. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. I come here every year with my family, and it's beautiful. The beaches are lovely, shopping is always about discovering new and quaint and cool places, fresh food, excellent energy.

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Sussex, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice property and history of the lighthouse, as well as the others on the Jersey Shore, well detailed. The climb is about 120 stairs, but several landings make the climb not too challenging. Views from each landing get better and better but once on top, walking around the peak, Magnificent! On the hottest day, up at the peak, the cold... More 

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