Absecon Lighthouse

Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City: Hours, Address, Absecon Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Absecon Lighthouse
4.5
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City (walking distance from Showboat Casino). Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. You'll see breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and up top you'll come face-to-face with the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857.The lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration also includes a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling, an educational museum, charming gift shop, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House and expansive grounds.The Absecon Lighthouse is on both the New Jersey and National Registries of Historic Places.
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Bonnie C
Corona, CA1,519 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I read about this so we decided to visit. The docents are friendly and knowledgeable. We didn't climb the lighthouse but you could. It didn't look like a tough climb. I recommend exploring.
Written 18 May 2022
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada671 contributions
Apr 2022
Other than the boardwalk there's not a lot to see here. This is a decent walk straight up Rhode Island Ave off the boardwalk. Unfortunately it was closed early during my visit but it's still worth seeing.
Written 7 May 2022
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Peter U
8 contributions
Mar 2022
It's a nice place to finish your walk down the famous boardwalk.
It's a piece of American History. It's cheap.
Written 4 May 2022
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Carrie A
Charlotte, NC625 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
You can go and just look at the lighthouse. But spend the $5 or $10 to walk up the spiral staircase because it is quite amazing. And at the top there is this friendly old man that will give you a card stating that you accomplished it and he’ll give you the background in history. You can walk around the whole thing and it has great views of the ocean and of the city.
Written 8 February 2022
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Rachel P
Collinsville, IL769 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We walked from the boardwalk- very sketchy but doable in the daylight. We got there about 10 minutes before they were suppose to close and they already had the fence locked.
Written 18 December 2021
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jv50
Beloit, WI807 contributions
Sep 2021
We drove by the lighthouse and was also able to see it from our penthouse. They weren't open when we wanted to tour it.
Written 27 September 2021
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Beth R
Rochester, NY78 contributions
Sep 2021
Beautiful views, something to do in Atlantic City. Walk up was hot but manageable. Great views at the top.
Written 5 September 2021
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William P
Stroudsburg, PA169 contributions
Aug 2021
The Absecon Lighthouse is truly a beacon of the city.

This is a beautiful historical site that will provide you with information about Atlantic City's past, and it's just a few blocks from the boardwalk.
Written 12 August 2021
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Tripping9900
Pittsburgh, PA363 contributions
Aug 2021
Located just a few blocks away from the casinos, this was a nice,brief historical side trip.

It was not crowded and there are some outside buildings to see; then you enter the building to the lighthouse. The buidling is free to enter and look around. You then pay $10 to climb the (appx 228) steps to the top of the lighthouse.

There are windows to look out along the climb and at the top there is an informative guide who will provide information and answer questions. He made sure we took a look up at the prism of glass worth seeing. You can also walk outside on a platform (has bars for safety).

We were glad we made this stop. If you have issues with stairs (especially ones that are not connected/have space in between them) then I would not recommend doing them but I still recommend stopping to read about the lighhouse.
Written 9 August 2021
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Bridget S
Belmont, NC704 contributions
Jul 2021
The gentleman working the desk was very informative. He told us the rhyme to help us pronounce the name. Enjoyed looking at the old pictures at each landing as we climbed the lighthouse. Great guide at the top.
Written 4 August 2021
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  • Thu - Mon 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM