Absecon LighthouseCurrently Closed
- Address: 31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, United States
- Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: 609-4491360
- Ticket Price: 7 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Light House, Landmark, Family And Kids
The Absecon Lighthouse, an 1857 relic, is New Jersey’s oldest lighthouse and man-made tourist attraction. Its recent huge budget restoration makes it one of the most coveted must see sights in Atlantic City. Along with the lighthouse, the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, the Fresnel Lens exhibit and a museum and a gift shop to nicely round off your visit to the lighthouse. The highlight of your trip will be the 228 steps climb up to the top for a magnificent view of the Atlantic City skyline.
- Dogs are welcome.
- Rack cards and other coupons ONLY apply to the climbing rate.
- $7 to climb , $5 for seniors 65+ to climb.
- $4 for children ages 4-12 to climb.
- $3 Atlantic City residents with ID to climb.
- Free for active military & kids under 4.
- Tony Boloney's (Italian cuisine)
- Blue Water Grille (American food served)
- Relish (breakfast recommended)
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67.6% of people who visit Atlantic City include Absecon Lighthouse in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
45.22% of people start their Absecon Lighthouse visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Absecon Lighthouse
93.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Absecon Lighthouse
This was a nice break from the bustle of the boardwalk and a great little day walk from any of the hotels on the boardwalk. The views are great and the history of the lighthouse is fascinating. The all volunteer staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. The climb is not as hard as one might think and there are landings along the way to take breaks and look out the windows. There is a nice gift shop and the grounds are immaculately kept and primed for exploring. Overall this was a nice escape from the busy casinos and boardwalk hustle.
Well worth visiting this historic attraction in Atlantic city. The staff is friendly and well informed. Definitely worth going to take the climb to the top.For those who can't do the climb there is A lot to see and learn about in the museum at the base.
Very old largest standing lighthouse in jersey, 3rd largest in the country. Its 228 steps to the top and i believe it stands 171ft in the air. Be ready to take this climb with a few rests in between landings.. Ive done this climb to the top 2 years in a row and I'm a pack-a-day smoker and weigh well over 200lbs. So if i can do it so can you....NO EXCUSES!
Loved it. First time seeing a light house. The views were amazing. The climb was tough but again the views were amazing and so was the cool breeze at the top that also made it so worth it. The admission price was fair. The little souvenir shop was very nice and the staff made you feel welcomed. So worth the trip. Several buildings you could see and little things to do.
I highly recommend the tours they offer during halloween! The history behind the lighthouse is eerie enough to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck but if you make the climb to the top it only takes a few moments before you can feel the wobbly sway of tower in the wind! The incredible VOLUNTEERS that lead you through the tour are chalked full of knowledge including unexplainable occurrences both first and second hand. They even had a team of paranormal investigators (N.J.R.O.P.E) standing by with shocking images and recordings captured at the lighthouse that would have any skeptic second guessing their beliefs. They even had a live session in one of the side buildings so you could see how all the meters and tools they use actually work! I wish I could remember the names of all the wonderful volunteers that led us through the tour so they could all appreciated but I hope you do get the pleasure of meeting Buddy and Dan and all the other tour guides that volunteer their time to keep something so incredible going!