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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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100 to the top

I am afraid of heights and it's 100 steps to the top and you can see through the stairs as you go... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
New Jersey
It's a Lighthouse!

I've been to quite a few lighthouses. If they're nice enough to be a tourist attraction , they're... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
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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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“state park” (63 reviews)
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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 20 September 2016

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....More

Thank EACW111415
Reviewed 19 September 2016 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...More

Thank Hungryalicia
Reviewed 19 September 2016 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...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 17 September 2016

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.

Thank 125Kath
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The lighthouse is located at Cape May State Park, in Cape May Point (about 3 miles west of Cape May City). The light is under the jurisdiction of The Coast Guard, but the lighthouse was restored and is maintained by Mid-Atlantic Council of the Arts...More

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was my third time up the lighthouse and the view is tremendous, but each time, there has been an informative guide at the top to answer questions, in addition to all the information posted on the landings as you climb.

Thank 1walking2
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice bicycle ride to the lighthouse from Cape May. A good work out to climb to the top but not a problem unless you are really unfit. Can stop at window alcoves every few spirals to get your breath periodically and read the info posted...More

Thank Time2travel2places
Reviewed 15 September 2016

A little windy, but a great view from the top after the 199 step climb. There are landings to rest at approximately every 25 - 30 steps.

Thank 37Gib
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Opens at 10:00AM. There are 199 + stairs to the top. The Information office, Museum, boardwalk all wonderful. Really nice place to spend a couple hours or more exploring and walking the trails.

Thank gategal
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Cape May Lighthouse is just a short drive from the center of town. Parking is free, and there is a visitor center. For a small fee, you can climb up and once on the top, you have a beautiful view of the area, and...More

Thank Sally 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