Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City

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  • Went to the lighthouse with my wife this past summer while in AC. The lighthouse itself is a piece of history. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse. It was ov...  more »
  • If you're a history enthusiast or just interested in seeing and experiencing authentic, old places, this is a fun and fascinating place. Be advised - you'll have to climb nearly 300 steps to the top, ...  more »
  • Buddy is the lighthouse keeper at the top that told us lots of detail. He was great. The information he shared really told us a lot about the history of this great old lighthouse. Amazing structure th...  more »
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  • For me it was the history of the Absecon lighthouse. I love history and everything that goes with it. There was a man in the lighthouse who gave me a very comprehensive look into a lighthouses past. I enjoyed my visit tremendously because of that man. I cannot remember his name but he was fantastic...
  • Well worth a visit with great views in all directions. It's quite a climb to the chamber that contains the lamp but worth the effort. The visitor centre has very helpful guides and some nice souvenirs as well that are suitable for all ages. The people there are friendly and knowledgeable and pleased to share.
  • Disappointed. Not At All what I expected. Blighted area in the shadows of casinos in various stages of repair. Another victim of Atlantic City's decline unfortunately. Casino owners got rich at the expense of this city and destroyed its rich history in the process.
  • 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!
  • 90 year old Buddy greets you at the top on Fridays and he is a treasure and living history resource! Nice break from the glitz of the AC casino scene!
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