Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City

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  • September 27, 2017
    This was an above average lighthouse stop. The grounds were clean and well kept. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Their displays were informative and well thought out.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Just an old lighthouse standing, nothing special, not even a thing interesting around. Won't recommend taking time to go there unless you really run out of ideas of what to do. Will take you longer to...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Although this historic lighthouse seems out of place it was worth the visit. Erosion has caused the lighthouse to appear lost in the neighborhood. It is the third tallest light house in the U.S and al...  more »
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  • October 4, 2017
    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
  • September 24, 2017
    “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
  • August 31, 2017
    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.
  • October 1, 2017
    Thoroughly enjoyed our chat with Milton (Director of Education) at the top! Nice way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Glad to partake in historical recreation.
  • October 11, 2017
    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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