Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May

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#1 of 119 in Museums in New Jersey
Lighthouse · Specialty Museum
Climbing the 199 steps of Cape May Lighthouse is a rite of passage on the Jersey Shore. The view from atop the lighthouse covers all points of interest along the shore from north to south and east and west. Bring your camera and a bottle of water for the ascent. The "Oil House" near the base of the lighthouse houses the visitor center with a museum that shares the lighthouse's story. Use our Cape May road trip planning site to arrange your visit to Cape May Lighthouse and other attractions in Cape May.
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  • This is a great little lighthouse to visit, you get to see one of the best beaches in Cape May, a place that if you go there in the evening time we will catch the best sunset. Because of Covid, we...  more »
  • Get ready for the climb. It is a very high climb but there is history on each level you to stop and review. Would recommend if you are able to climb many flights of stairs.  more »
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  • Beautiful area with beach and inland wooded area! Excellent trip especially for kiddos. The kiddos loved the wildlife exhibits found in the museum. Seeing all the snakes, frogs, turtles, etc. was pretty exciting! The Light house was quite a climb, but the view from the top was perfect. They offer free admission to the light house for Active Duty/Veterans! Great day trip!!
  • Great historical significance and preservation. But high entrance fee is not encouraging for budget travelers. They have nice parking spot and grass lanes, high entrance fee definitely helps the maintenance at the place. Its a good place to start exploring lighthouses, if you plan to be lighthouse hobbyists:)
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