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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
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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 you'll be carrying them, also younger kids were afraid of height (the ones we saw that day)