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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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Historic.

If you like historic places this is one that you'll like. The walk to the top is steep and hot but it's a lighthouse. This is a climb we made with a 6 and 7 year old with no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Budd Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like historic places this is one that you'll like. The walk to the top is steep and hot but it's a lighthouse. This is a climb we made with a 6 and 7 year old with no complaints, they loved it. The top has indoor and outdoor viewing. We went around 11 am had nice breeze up top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice area we didn't go up because it was $6 each to go up. My nieces went up said it was a great view from above. Beach seemed nice and there was some kind of fort on the beach as well. had some trails around to.

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Thank Chad R
Clinton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to look at birds and wildlife. Near dusk, when the park closes, we saw frogs cross our path, and many waterfowl coming to roost for the night. There are a zillion swans there, and there is a bit of a smell at one of the ponds because of it - think zoo. We saw no swans being aggressive,... More 

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Thank 2rh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great lighthouse and open for climbing to the top. There is a pristine beach below it as well as a National Wildlife Refuge beside it. Great for bird watching.

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Thank Rcbrook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Light house has 198 or 200 steps. It's very scenic view and windy place on top. They have covered the top with bars so people can enjoy the view from top. You can have view for all 4 side of cape may. 8$ Ticket for adult and 5$ for kids (cash only). It has free parking. And the beach at... More 

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach is wide and long with strong waves but empty, the old bunker sitting lonely on the beach. My daughters went up the lighthouse which they enjoyed, and I visited the museum which I found quite educational. Very nice visit. Lots of parking space.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse is a beautiful sight in cape may. If you live taking photos it makes for some fantastic photographs. Also you can go up the light house... It's like 90 stairs that spiral up, and it's a really tight climb... But if you aren't clostrophobic then it's well worth it!

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Thank Chuck B
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to be able to climb approximately 220 steps up and then back down. There are small landings to catch your breath. Great view at the top.

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Thank EileenKaz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning beach with the famous Cape May lighthouse. A fun outing with children to climb to the top! For an extra treat, try yoga on the beach offered by a local instructor.

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Thank Ann S
New York, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

But $8 for an adult and $5 per child to climb the lighthouse was a huge disappointment. I guess maybe if it were free it wouldn't have been such a let down. The view was nice, but not worth the trip.

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