Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City

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  • I had been to AC many, many, times before visiting Absecon Lighthouse, and I wish I had done so sooner. Very enjoyable climb to the top, where you're greeted by a friendly staff member congratulating ...  more »
  • We loved climbing over 200 steps to the top. This was one of the high lights of our trips since we have never been inside of a lighthouse before. Definitely a must do excursion to in Atlantic city.  more »
  • The museum provides a great deal of information on the history of the lighthouse and the view from the top of the lighthouse is amazing.  more »
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  • Very worthwhile stop with a lot of historical interest! The folks who staff the facility are exceptionally knowledgeable about the lighthouse as well as the general history of the AC area. Very cool to see how alive it was in the days before casinos. Free admission, and only $7 to climb to the top (free for active military) make it a very affordable way to spend 2 hours and come out with smarter and with better cardio at the same time!
  • Had a great time here! So many stairs! But great views. Awesome man at the top giving the history. Tons of fun, would recommend paying a visit here! Would go again
  • “228 steps... 170+ feet...awesome view up there of Atlantic city” this lighthouse is third tallest in USA and tallest in NJ offer you to climb 228 steps. its awesome view up there covering Atlantic city shore. Milton (Lighthouse keeper) will welcome you by offering card and that's sweet. He told us all about the lighthouse and its history. Staffs are really helpful and warm. steps are broad comparing to others. It is 5-6 block near to boardwalk. What I find amazing is street name of streets nearby, which are named after USA's states name. This lighthouse is situated at Rhode Island avenue. Try to take the picture from house side, it's beautiful
  • We went there July 2016 and it was a challenge going up the steps, but my 6 year old could do it. The gentleman at the top was so informative and sweet. Great views from the top. July 2017 we took our now 7 year old for the activities they have for the children. My daughter loved it. She wants to go again next year.
  • Really friendly staff. The stairs are well lit, and it is an easy walk to the top with 6 landings to rest at along the way. 360 degree views from the top.

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