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Southern New Jersey Lighthouses

Cape May Lighthouse

The lighthouse in what is now Cape May Point State Park has marked the entrance to the Delaware Bay since 1859. Walk the 199 steps up to the watch gallery for a panoramic view.

Cape May Point State Park, (609) 884-5404 (Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts) $7 for adults (1 child free.) $3 for each additional child under 12. (609) 884-5404

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

This Victorian gothic lighthouse was designed by the same architect who built the Library of Congress. Built in 1874, with a two story living quarters and three story watch tower. Tours every hour.

Open 9AM to 7PM daily. $4 adults, $1 children. 1st and Central Aves., North Wildwood (609) 522-4520

East Point Lighthouse

Built in 1849 at the juncture of the Delaware Bay and the Maurice River, it's on the National Register of Historic Places. The lighthouse is open to the public only on special occasions.


Absecon Lighthouse

171 foot tower built in 1857. Tallest in New Jersey. In the Inlet section of Atlantic City.

Pacific and Vermont Aves. Thurs through Mon, 11AM-4PM. $4 adults. (609) 441-9272 (Inlet Public-Private Assoc.)

Delaware Bay Lighthouses

A half dozen more lighthouses stand sentry in the middle of the Delaware Bay and are accessible only by water. There are special Delaware Bay lighthouse tours aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher several times each season. Call (609) 884-5445 for more details.


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