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Cape May Lighthouse

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Cape May Lighthouse and surrounding park and paths.

Went the first weekend in May with several photographers. Took alot of photographs on walks of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Jersey
Well maintained Cape May lighthouse and park.

The lighthouse looked like it had been painted last week. Everything was in to notch shape. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louann P
Franklin Square, New York
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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 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 30 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
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Fun to climb and look out at each little landing in the lighthouse. Great aerial/360°views one at the top. It is located on a state park and there is a WWII bunker or fort of some type nearby, which can be seen from the beach,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ATC117
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

Always loved the Cape May Light house, so I chose this spot at the top to propose to my beautiful fiance Annamarie. To my surprise they had a gift packet ready, which they give to couples who propose there! What a beautiful and thoughtful idea!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob K
Reviewed 21 December 2018

awesome place. a must see if your in cape may. nice park also. better be in shape to climb the stairs.. worth the climb for the view

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank justal0cal
Reviewed 20 December 2018

Was in Cape May for a few days and decided to check out the lighthouse. It wasn't open at the time, but it is very beautiful!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trudy M
Reviewed 16 December 2018

The whole park and walking trails around the lighthouse are very nice. We were there on a cold weekend in December and many people were enjoying the sights.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michelefoy2
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19 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