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Cape May Lighthouse

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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
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215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-5404
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although I didn't walk up, my husband did. Nice area around the lighthouse, good information inside. Not many lighthouses left in the area, it was to understand the workings of a lighthouse.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MrsG262
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are alot of steps, but the view is worth it. Go down to the beach after and you could see a dolphin.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ladyamandamay
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drive to Cape May and saw the light house. It wasn't open but we lived the area and the beaches. Great view and it was a lot of fun.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paulineh584
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in last minute on a cold, windy saturday... what a fun piece of history! Climb the steps and see the view and experience what a lighthouse keeper would have had to do every day!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank radski65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roberta C
Reviewed 13 February 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mommadoc2420
Reviewed 9 February 2019

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 1 week ago

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!

Reviewed 17 January 2019

It was very windy when we went up, we got a good idea about what the lighthouse keeper had to do everyday. The view was very nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hjg73
Reviewed 2 January 2019

We really enjoyed climbing the 199 steps to the top. The view was breathtaking! Cost $8/per adult. Quick stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kskellin
Reviewed 31 December 2018

If you love light houses as I do, then Cape May Lighthouse is one to see. s a visitor in Cape May, viewing the gardens and shops it's a nice break to head to the point and see the history including the lighthouse. Stop in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank onnembocs
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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
31 August 2015|
Response from ahmadb69 |
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