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Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

1st and Central Aves., North Wildwood, NJ 08260
+1 609-522-4520
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Authentic Coastal Lighthouse

The light house still operates it light nightly although it now is open to the public as a museum... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Elkridge, Maryland
Pretty Lighthouse

One of the most beautiful light houses in New Jersey. Easy access from the road or the sea wall... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Newton, New Jersey
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1st and Central Aves., North Wildwood, NJ 08260
+1 609-522-4520
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The light house still operates it light nightly although it now is open to the public as a museum for young and old to enjoy, gain a respect for the importance of the lighthouse in their day. This is a very good history lesson.

Thank gunny114
Reviewed 21 September 2016

One of the most beautiful light houses in New Jersey. Easy access from the road or the sea wall. Has a wonderful gardens, that attract a lot of butterflies. Wonderfully restored.

Thank Nanzcat51
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I stumbled into the lighthouse while riding a rental bike. Very nice garden and great view of the beach

Thank madd4912
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We discovered this gem after walking the seawall one morning. Beautiful garden at the rear of the lighthouse was a wonderful experience. We took a tour of the lighthouse and found the history quite interesting.

Thank Mary Ellen R
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The 1874 lighthouse has been beautifully restored and is still functions to warn sailors of the treacherous Hereford Inlet. The living quarters utilized by past lightkeepers and their families contain a variety of period pieces and artifacts. There are small exhibits on the history of...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

They did a great job restoring the light house very clean and well kept staff very friendly be nice to revisit

Thank joevaca
Reviewed 15 August 2016

On a day trip, stopped to see one of my favorite light houses, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. To my surprise, they had Steve Murray there showing one of his recent Children's books "To the Lighthouse! Had a very pleasant conversation and purchased a few books Mr....More

Thank Buggin63
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I like this light house a lot. You can see the light from it from blocks away. They have tours of the lighthouse.

Thank lmazz731
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I couldn't see paying 6.00 to go up in it. It's a very small lighthouse only the size if a house . The flower beds were beautiful. There really wasn't much for a gift shop either.

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A beautifully restored lighthouse with amazing grounds. We enjoyed the tour. $6 as of this writing. There is a short nine minute video of the history of the lighthouse along with many artifacts on display. The lighthouse tour is self guided. You can go up...More

Thank bbbob84
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We are planning a trip in mid-June. I noticed that the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is only open Thursday-Sunday mornings. If you purchase a discounted combination pass to see both Hereford and Cape May Light, do you have to go to both on the same day?
16 March 2016|
Response from Suzy M |
The Hereford Lighthouse will be open seven days a week in the summer. If you purchase the combination ticket, you can use your Cape May Lighthouse on another day. The new hours will be posted as soon as the staff is... More