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Cape May Lighthouse

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Address: 215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
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+1 609-884-5404
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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1859 Cape May Lighthouse, fully restored. Climb 199 steps to the top for a...

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.

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Excellent place to enjoy

Its the tip of nj where the light house is located and the place is just awesome If you have the stamina climb the light house for a breathtaking view around Once down walk down... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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321 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Its the tip of nj where the light house is located and the place is just awesome If you have the stamina climb the light house for a breathtaking view around Once down walk down to the small museum which would give you a glimpse on the sea life and also birds Nearby they have a bird watching area which... More 

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Linden, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice historical attraction, pleasant and scenic hiking trails. Museum is nice too, worth a stop as well.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The legendary Lighthouse at Cape May Point is one of the best sites around! You can climb the stairs during open hours and see a beautiful site and view!

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great spot for photos, of the lighthouse and the beaches. I recommend going around sunset time for amazing photos.

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Snellville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had just recently been to the barnegat lighthouse, so thought we'd check this one out too. Very majestic, and historical. Did not disappoint.

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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family really enjoyed visiting. It was historic, fun, the site itself was very cool, and the area around the lighthouse was good too. Definitely worth it!

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Cape May Point, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun facts: The Cape May Lighthouse has been moved twice. There are 199 steps to the top. And to answer the question I posed - the United States Coast Guard is responsible for the function of the lighthouses in the US. One caveat - the FUNCTIONING lighthouses in the US. The Cape May Lighthouse is actually located in a state... More 

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West Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been up in light house in years .. It is a great view Once you have climbed all those steps.. There is a museum on the premises . 3 nature trails . and stands that are great for bird lovers . Cape may point beach is right there along with an old bunker from the war..

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Lecanto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful view, lot of historical facts. Took the walk thru the wildlife preserve, remember seeing an old bunker house that is washed out from the sea...nice afternoon.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled to the Cape May Point area and climbed the light tower. The Vista was simply gorgeous and a guide explained much of the history. Great day!

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