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Absecon Lighthouse

31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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The museum provides a great deal of information on the history of the lighthouse and the view from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bernie O
Brigantine, New Jersey
long hike up

256 steps climbing to the top, steps are numbered which in the first half is daunting and the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Albert V
Athens, Georgia
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New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City (walking distance from Showboat Casino). Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. You'll see breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and up top you'll come face-to-face with the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857.The lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration also includes a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling, an educational museum, charming gift shop, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House and expansive grounds.The Absecon Lighthouse is on both the New Jersey and National Registries of Historic Places.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Bernie O
Reviewed 3 November 2017

256 steps climbing to the top, steps are numbered which in the first half is daunting and the second half with increasing relief. Great view from all sides.

Thank Albert V
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We loved the view so Great to be able to see for miles and it was very interesting. A bit windy so wear a jacket.

Thank kat82660
Reviewed 13 October 2017

yes, the family can have great time with such trip. great for kids to ask questions and get information great restaurant for great food close by.

Thank elhoseinob
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Seems like it is in the middle of nowhere but none the less it is an interesting thing to see. You can climb the metal circular staircase all the way to the top. If your in the area I would recommend checking it out especially...More

Thank newyorker11b3
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Cool stuff to look at , with some great photo opportunities. It had a little gift shop with interesting things to buy.

Thank sallyv940
Reviewed 27 September 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.

1  Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

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 get there than the time you will spend at...More

Thank Haus-Shu
Reviewed 21 September 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 although it no longer is used it's worth the climb.

Thank Darinann
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Went here to see the lighthouse and walked up the 228 steps to the top. It's a long climb and not everyone will make it! The views are sensational. We met Buddy the 90 year old volunteer outside and had a lovely chat with him....More

Thank SimonSaint
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Jane M
12 April 2017|
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Response from har7840 | Reviewed this property |
Depends where on the boardwalk you are staying. The lighthouse is at the far end near Resorts casino. If you are on the other end of the boardwalk near the Chelsea it is quite far walk but it is doable. They also have the... More
16 August 2015|
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Response from robertwerie | Reviewed this property |
North as possible on pacific
16 August 2015|
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Response from Cynthia L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a charge if you want to go to the "top" and do a viewing of the area. Plus the volunteer who is up there, gives you a great story about the area and the lighthouse itself. Cost was $7.