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Absecon Lighthouse

31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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Anniversary week

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathie K
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Great Place to Visit

The Absecon Lighthouse is a great place to visit in the morning before going to the beach or to... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Sarina R
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Flemington, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"worth the climb"
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"keeper's house"
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"small museum"
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"climb the stairs"
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"interesting history"
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"great views from the top"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Kathie K
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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

Thank Sarina R
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Reviewed 17 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

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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

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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

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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

1  Thank Marckava
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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

Thank greg v
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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

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We loved climbing over 200 steps to the top. This was one of the high lights of our trips since we have never been inside of a lighthouse before. Definitely a must do excursion to in Atlantic city.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

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.

1  Thank Bernie O
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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
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Response from robertwerie | Reviewed this property |
North as possible on pacific
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cinamac
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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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