Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May

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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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  • Some lighthouses have steep steps, but this one did not which made it easier to climb. Our kids even climbed to the top.  more »
  • Been here in the past and it was great! However, last time I went to visit with my grandchildren we were very disappointed that it was closed! Google said hours were open daily, etc. The lady in the s...  more »
  • If you don't mind a few (or 200!) steps, this is a great lighthouse. You can go all the way to the top and go outside for a great 360-degree view. There is a knowledgeable person at the top (and botto...  more »
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  • Such a fun place to visit and such a nice lighthouse! It offers amazing views and the history behind it is quite intriguing. The Barnegat Lighthouse is also amazing, but for those who are scared of heights the Cape May lighthouse is much more tranquil. I highly recommend coming in the evenings as the photography is great from this vantage point.
  • Open during the winter. It was fun. 2 small kids, myself and the wife, walked up to the lamp room. Windy as heck out on the lamp deck, but so much fun. I thought it was just a slight bit pricey, but my 2 year old was free.
  • Very nice lighthouse to visit with the family. Get ready to exercise if you plan on climbing to the top, it's 199 steps but well worth it. The views up top are breathless.
  • Plenty of parking a few nice trails an observation deck to view all the local birds plenty of helpful workers. As for the lighthouse if you want to climb it be prepared to pay $8 for an adult and $5 for a child. But if you're in the area I would recommend making the stop
  • Great place for a short day trip. Climbing to the top of the lighthouse is always fun as well as adventuring down the few hiking trails that are around

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