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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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We've climbed the 199 steps many times over the years. The view from the top is spectacular. $8 for adults and $5 for children over age 3. Definitely something to do at least... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've climbed the 199 steps many times over the years. The view from the top is spectacular. $8 for adults and $5 for children over age 3. Definitely something to do at least once. Lots of history to read about and the grounds have an out building or two with additional things kids and adults will find interesting.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Climbing to the top of the lighthouse gives you amazing views. It is worth the steps to get to the top!

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice historic spot to stop and take some photos and do some sightseeing. Good parking avaialbe. A little tricky to get to without GPS.

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Thank NJItalian
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

199 steps to the top for a great view! It gets very hot in the summer time so plan accordingly. There is a small entrance fee, but it goes towards the restoration of the lighthouse and the views from up top are spectacular. Not for the claustrophobic!

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Fishkill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a must do for the kids and myself. Great memories and photo at the top of the lighthouse. Great to see the difference each year.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gets you to the top. Lovely views! Cool place for selfies too! Our kids and their cousins make the trip to the top every year.

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Thank clevertravelers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has always been my favorite New Jersey Beach! It's inspiring to sit on the beach and look back at this magnificent light house and I love to sit on the beach in its shadow. Today I was overwhelmed by the number of dolphin in the water...too many to count! I've come to this beach my whole life and love... More 

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Belsano, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view of the marshes, bird sanctuary, battery, and ocean from the lighthouse. Multiple trails to hike through the marshes, woods, and sanctuary. Swans, sandpipers, geese, heron, hawks... so many fabulous birds! Even quaint little gift shop, visitors center and museum. Well worth the visit!!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a bad climb, good views from up top. $8 seems a bit high to go up the lighthouse. The spiraling stairway is narrow but doesn't seem difficult at all. A total of 199 steps. Would have liked it better if not for the $8 ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While we understand that not everything can be a free attraction, this is one that we skipped when we learned the price!!

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