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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Cape May holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cape May Lighthouse and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great day trip when you need a change from the beach. Went on a cloudy but clear day. My son is under 3 yr old so he was free. Only $8 otherwise. Less if your resort has a deal with them. We stayed at...  more »
  • Beautiful at night to see the lighthouse has the sun goes down the water is cold but very nice beach  more »
  • If you don't mind climbing 199 steps, you'll be rewarded with spectaccular views of the coastline. There's interesting small museum information as well, and great views.  more »
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  • Very cool place to visit. We went on a winter day so there was hardly any people there for a Sunday. The staff was very friendly and the interpretive center was quite informative with live snakes and a few reptiles to see and lots of historical data about the area. Then down on to the beach to check out the bunker. Nice.place to spend the afternoon. Will go again someday when I return to the area.
  • I return to this lighthouse often when visiting Cape May. It's not really an expensive venture (currently $8 for an adult) when one considers what the maintenance and insurance must cost. Beautiful views in all directions of Cape May and the bay and in my experience, no one has limited the amount of time a tourist can stay to take pictures.
  • This was a great experience. We got our exercise walking to the lighthouse, up it, then back to our room. Beautiful view!
  • My whole family had a wonderful time. The view from the top of the lighthouse is incredible. I had been here once before about 25 years ago with my parents, and now my kids got to experience it and had a great time. They have a very rare wild caught white black rat snake in the museum near the large parking lot which is worth checking out. This is not an albino, with red eye and are more common. The body of this snake is white, but the eyes are normal color. The staff at the park is super friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend everyone check it out!
  • Awesome around view. Ticket to the top of the light house costs 8 dollars.