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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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Loved visiting the lighthouse. The climb to the top is definitely worth the trip. There is a wonderful view from the top. Highly recommend as a place to stop and visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved visiting the lighthouse. The climb to the top is definitely worth the trip. There is a wonderful view from the top. Highly recommend as a place to stop and visit!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Lighthouse and awesome view at the top. You must climb all 199 stairs to top. Well worth the hike to the top with the spiral stair case. Very rewarding!

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been eating at the Ugly Mug since I was stationed in CM back in the 80s. No matter what you order, you can't go wrong. My family and I eat there every time we go to CM, which is about 12 times a year, and its year round. Fast friendly service, and prices are great. My favorite is the chili... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice place to walk around and read the history of the light house and the keepers. Big parking lot and clean bathrooms. Did not go inside the light house though.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This lighthouse was nice for a few hours one afternoon as a day away from the beach. There was a lot of interesting history. We didn't make it up the steps since we had a toddler with us. There is an over priced food truck in the lot so bring food with you if you plan on staying for awhile.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't swim at the beach which cuts down on alot of people/kids. It's quiet & peaceful. No charge to sit on the beach.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am afraid of heights and it's 100 steps to the top and you can see through the stairs as you go up and down. But once you get up there the view is worth it even though I was hanging on for dear life. Totally worth the trip

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to quite a few lighthouses. If they're nice enough to be a tourist attraction , they're probably going to : Be picturesque. Be in a nice area. Have a great view. Require a lot a climbing. Have a gift shop. Be popular. Be well-maintained. Have rest rooms nearby. Have soda machines nearby. What extras does the Cape May... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First be advised that the hours online are incorrect. Online says they are open until 8pm, but they are only open till 5pm. It is a beautiful lighthouse. Not as tall as the one in atlantic city, but if you are only in this area it is worth a look. It's right on the beach so it makes a great... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to look at, open late, , fee to get in. The grounds are free though. Gift store there and the remains of a WW2 bunker. So look around the park.

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