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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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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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A great piece of history

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank Troy G
West Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank kikki c
Lecanto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank cassidyt631
Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank LindaCapeMay
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see down the shore! The lighthouse has a ton of information to learn about it's history as well as the history of the town. Plus, once you reach the top it offers the most breathtaking views of the shoreline!

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Absecon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot for photos, of the lighthouse and various wildlife. There are lots of boardwalks to get you above the dunes for better views, and if you're feeling energetic, you can climb to the top of the lighthouse for a magnificent view.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy visiting lighthouses, thus is a pretty good one to see. We visited during the Lighthouse Challege so it was pretty full.

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Thank Doris H
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we visit Cape May, we make a stop at the lighthouse. We don't usually go up to the top anymore, but the entire area around the lighthouse is perfect for almost any type of weather. We always get pictures here and take the nature hike on the boards that is to the left of the lighthouse. You can... More 

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Arundel, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my husband and a friend just to see the light house. It is beautiful. We were there just at dusk and could se the moon behind the lighthouse. Nice trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to take the family and not have to spend the entire day. We live the beach and pool area at our hotel so we don't want to miss Out in sun time.

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