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Twin Lights Historic Site

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Address: 2 Light House Rd, Highlands, NJ 07732-1812
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+1 732-872-1814
10:00 - 16:30
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:30

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Beautiful views

Greatviews of sandy hook and shrewsbury river. Planning a picnic great spot the lighthouse and the history are amazing.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cathy G
Middletown nj
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends had spoke of this site for some time. We finally had an opportunity to visit. It's amazing to understand the history and enjoy the views. We climbed our way to the top of the tower and imagined what it must have been like years ago when it served its purpose in real life application. A nice place to... More 

Thank John R
Middletown nj
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greatviews of sandy hook and shrewsbury river. Planning a picnic great spot the lighthouse and the history are amazing.

Thank Cathy G
New Jersey
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I am a New Jersey native and can't believe I have never visited this historic site until now. The views alone are worth a visit and it's free! You can see all the way to Manhattan on a clear day and the ocean views are spectacular from the top of the lighthouse. The museum was very informative and the items... More 

Thank Leah U
Kingston, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The lighthouse has so much history. There's a cool museum located at the house. You can go up into the towers, and get an awesome view of the N.Y. skyline. The stairs are small and winding, but easy to navigate. Great place for a picnic!

Thank browniegirl2015
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I grew up in the area and moved after I graduated HS, but never visited Twin Lights while I lived in the area. So after visiting multiple times over the years, and never showing up when they were open, we finally made while they were open on this visit. While we were there, they also had the flag exhibit. I’m... More 

Thank Fyrfyter12
Montville, New Jersey
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475 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's 250' above Sandy Hook Bay with great photo opportunities of the bay, ocean and NYC particularly from the North End Tower. The climb to the tower top is 64 steps up a tight spiral staircase but it's free as is the museum itself. They do accept donations. On some occasions the South Tower with it's 65 steps is also... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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510 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were lucky enough to visit on a very clear day. If you know the area you can pick out a variety of landmarks on the long horizon. Ample parking outside the attraction. To go to the top of the tower is free, but a donation is appreciated. Small souvenir shop with a number of appropriate mementos. Included here are... More 

Thank bbbob84
East Dennis, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This lighthouse is one to visit. It is not on the water but high up on a hill. The twin lights and the large, beautiful stone connector are truly wonderful. You are able to view NY City from here. A real treat !

Thank Joanie765
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here with friends from South Jersey ( we are from the UK ) as we had been staying in Red Bank for a concert and this was on our way back to Atlantic county. What a wonderful place! The day was perfect and clear and so much to see. Loved the lights themselves. Both were open and we... More 

Thank 1SlandGirl66
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful historic museum and the views of the ocean and New York are stunning. This apparently one of the highest coastal points in east coast. Worth a trip by bike or from the city take SeaStreak ferry.

Thank Kathleen O

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