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“Cape May Lighthouse is a must see stop.”

Cape May Lighthouse
Ranked #3 of 62 things to do in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Cape May Lighthouse is a must see stop. It's part of the Cape May Point State Park and one of our regular vacation stops every year. Truly one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the country. Wildlife trails allow hikers the opportunity to view shore birds, as well as view other wildlife along the shore.

2  Thank North_Carolina2
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Overcome your fear of heights and climb the stairs to the very top. The view is worth it. Be sure to have a jacket to help with the wind though.

1  Thank Alison P
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

While we didn't go into the lighthouse itself, we did enjoy the museum and the trails nearby. There are markers on the trails for various trees and shrubs, as well as birds; part of the trail is closed right now for nesting birds, but you can see these birds overhead and in other parts of the area. We saw egrets, swans, turns and gulls. It's a nice place to spend a quiet time with nature.

3  Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

there is a great story teller in the tower! A minimal donation to enter the tower but the vast history learned is well worth it. They will share the secret of the diamond rocks washed on the shore form the upper rivers.

Thank bischwind
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I had a great experience at the Cape May Light House. I have been to Cape May twice before, but never the light house. Since it is a state park, there is not only the light house, but a beautiful beach and nature paths. A very tranquil and relaxing visit. The view from the light house is great, and the light house museum keeper was very pleasant and knowledgable. I went on a warm, sunny, Sunday in April, and it was not overcrowded at all. I would recommend this to people traveling with families, couples or alone. Two thumbs up!

Thank JHogan11
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