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Absecon Lighthouse

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A Long Climb but The View is Worth it!

When you pull up to the Absecon Lighthouse your first impression is that of a site that could use a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ed B
Philadelphia, United States
Loved This Piece of History!

Sitting in the middle of a residential area, the lighthouse and the house adjoining are very sweet... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elisa D
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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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...more
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31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When you pull up to the Absecon Lighthouse your first impression is that of a site that could use a makeover. The lighthouse needs a paint job and insight steps would benefit from some paint as well. That said it is a great way to...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sitting in the middle of a residential area, the lighthouse and the house adjoining are very sweet. You can climb up the lighthouse, and there's a video camera at the top and a volunteer to help you. It's free, although we did make a donation.

Thank Elisa D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a nice lighthouse attraction to visit. Just love all lighthouses and if when on vacation and one is near have to go and visit. This was a pretty attraction to visit while in atlantic city if one does not want to stay in...More

Thank KayorLorieL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Reading through the previous negative reviews it is obvious those folks didn’t climb to the top of the lighthouse. It’s worth the trip! 228 steps to the top for $8 and you are rewarded with a beautiful view of Atlantic City and the ocean, a...More

Thank Laurel M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was awesome!!! I got a groupon for me and my family so it was nice and inexpensive. We climbed to the top of the light house (I carried my 9 month old daughter up) and once at the top we had some amazing views!!!!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would disagree with one of the other trip advisor writer. Almost all lighthouses have interesting stories and history. So far I haven’t found one that doesn’t. This lighthouse has gone through so many changes it’s amazing it’s still there. The paint scheme has been...More

Thank Kenmarsam
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see it from the road and it’s just an ordinary lighthouse. There is nothing interesting about it.

Thank Trip795369
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well kept piece of historic property, we were blessed just to experience this site. You can even climb the lighthouse!!

Thank jgaliastro1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked to the lighthouse from Resorts Casino, a little bit of a hike but we had good weather and it was a good walk. We went on the tour, which was worth it to learn about the lighthouse and it's history. At the top, nice...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to go to the third tallest lighthouse in the U.S. There's six flights of stairs views fantastic

Thank Susan Renee O
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Jane M
12 April 2017|
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Response from har7840 | Reviewed this property |
Depends where on the boardwalk you are staying. The lighthouse is at the far end near Resorts casino. If you are on the other end of the boardwalk near the Chelsea it is quite far walk but it is doable. They also have the... More
16 August 2015|
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Response from robertwerie | Reviewed this property |
North as possible on pacific
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Response from Cynthia L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a charge if you want to go to the "top" and do a viewing of the area. Plus the volunteer who is up there, gives you a great story about the area and the lighthouse itself. Cost was $7.