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Cape May Lighthouse

215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-5404
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Don't miss it!

The light house is the attraction but, don't miss the nature area and walk to the beach. The Light... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Theresa T
Syracuse, New York
Worth the Visit

We road our bikes from town to the lighthouse, and it was so worth the ride. In the parking lot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alan W
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-5404
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The light house is the attraction but, don't miss the nature area and walk to the beach. The Light House has over 190 steps I believe. I will admit, I could not go up the tower and experience the joy. I have tunnel vision and...More

Thank Theresa T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We road our bikes from town to the lighthouse, and it was so worth the ride. In the parking lot adjacent to the lighthouse there was a very cool birding event going on, hosted by some Audubon folks. There is a small nature museum there...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are 199 steps, about seven minutes to get up. Cost $8 for adults and $5 for kids. You can read many of different information boards on the grounds and nearby without paying the money. Parking is free and there's also a visitor center you...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The light house is very nice, but we mostly enjoyed the overall area with the beautiful views and nature. Also, a very nice small museum. Definitely recommend for a short visit

Thank Alvin C
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a lovely park with the lighthouse as the feature. We spent time walking around the grounds (didn't go up in the lighthouse, although we could have). Also walked down to the beach which was clean & beautiful. There were a group of bird watchers...More

Thank SuzieQ044
Reviewed 5 days ago

we go every year and we bring our dinner and they have picnic tables and benches....they also have facilities which is great...we then go to the beach, kids dig in the sand and we try to catch the sunset...depending on the weather you may or...More

Thank sparkleina
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here several times and the view from the top is amazing. The beach next to the lighthouse was free when we visited and was very clean and huge. There is an old fort right on the beach which you can admire from...More

Thank reality124
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun if you can do the stairs. Great views. Well worth the climb. Easy parking in the adjacent lot and a good view of the adjacent nature area from the nearby viewing platform.

Thank MikeE73
Reviewed 6 days ago

199 steps...hubby took this as a challenge! I've climbed before so I passed but we were pleasantly surprised at how quick he was able to accomplish this challenge! Great views at the top! Nice gift shop in the oil storage house!

Thank LisaVanValer
Reviewed 1 week ago

$8 per person and 199 stairs later.....AMAZING VIEWS!! The gentlemen at the top was so friendly and answered all of our questions! Amazing history and in such great shape. Very clean inside as well!!

Thank Deidre H
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20 September 2017|
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Response from twin1sg | Reviewed this property |
There is nothing very close to the lighthouse.
Lucas H
26 August 2017|
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Response from Billfitz144 | Reviewed this property |
Lafayette st - near the acme - probably 2 miles from ferry - not sure if anything closer
23 July 2016|
Response from Paula B | Reviewed this property |
I apologize we do not know all of the details of Cape May, googling the visitors bureau will probably be the best bet. They have EXTENSIVE information. I can tell you that September is a GREAT time of year to visit as it... More