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Absecon Lighthouse

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Interesting for local history buffs

We enjoyed the lighthouse but there are too many steps for older, out of shape visitors. The... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Anniston, Alabama
Anniversary week

My husband and I have a timeshare on the boardwalk. We were looking for something to besides go to... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Kathie K
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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...more
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31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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All reviews light house gift shop worth the climb keeper's house small museum fresnel lens climb the stairs interesting history catch your breath piece of history small fee new jersey worth a stop free parking visiting atlantic city great place to visit buddy
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We enjoyed the lighthouse but there are too many steps for older, out of shape visitors. The history of the lighthouse is very interesting.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wwilkinson2018
Reviewed 7 May 2018

TrIed to find that by walking till the end of the Broadwalk and finally located it. I was so shocked.........it wasn't by the seaside and it was just located in the middle of a neighbourhood..... if you don't have good highsight, I bet you will...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have a timeshare on the boardwalk. We were looking for something to besides go to the casinos. This lighthouse was great the walk to the top took us a bit. But when we got up the Buddy gave us the low...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kathie K
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The Absecon Lighthouse is a great place to visit in the morning before going to the beach or to break up your time a the beach when you visit the beach towns of Ocean City, Margate, Longport, Atlantic City. It is a short drive away...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sarina R
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Small but informative museum - find out why the lighthouse is here, seemingly inland from the water. Easy to get to, easy parking. Bathrooms (no changing table in at least one) are either/or (that is, can be used by both men and women), are outside...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My sisters and I went to the lighthouse you are able to go to the top beautiful view I’m glad we went

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Audibear1
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Went to the lighthouse with my wife this past summer while in AC. The lighthouse itself is a piece of history. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse. It was over 1,000 steps to the top, it was a great...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank NYnick1
Reviewed 29 January 2018

If you're a history enthusiast or just interested in seeing and experiencing authentic, old places, this is a fun and fascinating place. Be advised - you'll have to climb nearly 300 steps to the top, where a gorgeous view, the lighthouse's original lens and a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Marckava
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Buddy is the lighthouse keeper at the top that told us lots of detail. He was great. The information he shared really told us a lot about the history of this great old lighthouse. Amazing structure that has been there for a very long time....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank greg v
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I had been to AC many, many, times before visiting Absecon Lighthouse, and I wish I had done so sooner. Very enjoyable climb to the top, where you're greeted by a friendly staff member congratulating you on your accomplishment. The views of the city and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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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
15 August 2015|
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Response from robertwerie | Reviewed this property |
North as possible on pacific
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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.