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Absecon Lighthouse

31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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Took our granson to do something different.

He enjoyed the climb and the knowledge of the lighthouse keeper. It was a lovely view and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Klepk
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PA
Hidden Lighthouse

Lighthouse was well taken care of. We didn't climb to the top. Charge was $8 for visitors and $3... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Travelinghometoday
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Little Valley, New York
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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 good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
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+1 609-449-1360
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"light house"
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"gift shop"
in 26 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 9 reviews
"keeper's house"
in 9 reviews
"small museum"
in 12 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 7 reviews
"interesting history"
in 8 reviews
"community garden"
in 4 reviews
"great views from the top"
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"rhode island avenue"
in 4 reviews
"piece of history"
in 9 reviews
"take your time"
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"new jersey"
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"taking pictures"
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"free parking"
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"great place to visit"
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"buddy"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

He enjoyed the climb and the knowledge of the lighthouse keeper. It was a lovely view and a pleasant afternoon .

Thank Klepk
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lighthouse was well taken care of. We didn't climb to the top. Charge was $8 for visitors and $3 for locals. I'm sure the view is beautiful from the top. Lighthouse is behind the casinos. We walked to the end of the boardwalk then one...More

Thank Travelinghometoday
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting location and history. 3rd tallest lighthouse in the U.S. and if you climb to the top, Buddy is there to answer questions, etc. He is a real gem and a bevy of information. Enjoyable!

Thank Heidi M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful inexpensive thing to do with the family. My daughters and I read much of the information they have available and then climbed the tower to take in the view.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Trip. We arrived at approximately 11:30 am and walked around the lighthouse for a bit. There were several informational exhibits outside of the lighthouse, detailing its history and origin. We walked into house, which was located in front of the lighthouse, and bought our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised at the location and stature of this lighthouse, but I enjoyed it all the same. It's a nice one, and I enjoyed learning about it.

Thank DeeInNY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Atlantic City and driving around while seeing the sights, I came upon this lighthouse. I took a great interest in it, googled it and was delighted to see that I could actually climb to the top of it. The free parking make my...More

Thank Hilltop202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went to visit the lighthouse. We were able to climb up to the top. It took a while with two 4 years old and carrying 2 babies but we survived. It will definitely wind you if you are not in shape....More

Thank jerkate07
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we walked along the boardwalk until we came upon the lighthouse sign. Decided to check it out. it is located in an area where you wouldn't think something like this would not be. Once you get in you are greeted by very knowledgeable volunteers. the...More

Thank Jarrod T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This light house just didn't seem to belong. Instead of using it find your way it was like it needed to find its way. Just looked at it. Wasn't open when we came by.

Thank Bridget-Gary F
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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
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cinamac
15 August 2015|
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Response from robertwerie | Reviewed this property |
North as possible on pacific
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cinamac
15 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.
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