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Took our granson to do something different.

He enjoyed the climb and the knowledge of the lighthouse keeper. It was a lovely view and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth a visit

Interesting location and history. 3rd tallest lighthouse in the U.S. and if you climb to the top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heidi M
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a strangely placed Lighthouse. It sticks out like a sore thumb in a run down neighborhood. Wave "Hi' to the vagrants and drug users across the street as you stare at a misplaced lighthouse 3 blocks from the water with no direct line...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

He enjoyed the climb and the knowledge of the lighthouse keeper. It was a lovely view and a pleasant afternoon .

Thank Klepk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lighthouse was well taken care of. We didn't climb to the top. Charge was $8 for visitors and $3 for locals. I'm sure the view is beautiful from the top. Lighthouse is behind the casinos. We walked to the end of the boardwalk then one...More

Thank Travelinghometoday
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting location and history. 3rd tallest lighthouse in the U.S. and if you climb to the top, Buddy is there to answer questions, etc. He is a real gem and a bevy of information. Enjoyable!

1  Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful inexpensive thing to do with the family. My daughters and I read much of the information they have available and then climbed the tower to take in the view.

1  Thank Kim1415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Trip. We arrived at approximately 11:30 am and walked around the lighthouse for a bit. There were several informational exhibits outside of the lighthouse, detailing its history and origin. We walked into house, which was located in front of the lighthouse, and bought our...More

Thank PartyTheNightAway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised at the location and stature of this lighthouse, but I enjoyed it all the same. It's a nice one, and I enjoyed learning about it.

Thank DeeInNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Atlantic City and driving around while seeing the sights, I came upon this lighthouse. I took a great interest in it, googled it and was delighted to see that I could actually climb to the top of it. The free parking make my...More

Thank Hilltop202
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I went to visit the lighthouse. We were able to climb up to the top. It took a while with two 4 years old and carrying 2 babies but we survived. It will definitely wind you if you are not in shape....More

Thank jerkate07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we walked along the boardwalk until we came upon the lighthouse sign. Decided to check it out. it is located in an area where you wouldn't think something like this would not be. Once you get in you are greeted by very knowledgeable volunteers. the...More

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Jane M
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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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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.