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Absecon Lighthouse

31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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Great Lighthouse!

We toured the Absecon Lighthouse and enjoyed it very much. It's in a lovely setting. The stairs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lin L
Saint Louis, Missouri

Really cool. Fun experience. Worth climbing the 228 steps to the top. (Website offers a dollar off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the Absecon Lighthouse and enjoyed it very much. It's in a lovely setting. The stairs going up weren't as hard as we had feared. There were about 7 landings along the way to stop at if you needed to. When you make it...More

1  Thank Lin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool. Fun experience. Worth climbing the 228 steps to the top. (Website offers a dollar off coupon) Staff was very knowledgeable.

Thank okiepagirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband enjoyed the climb up even though it was a hot and humid day. All the staff members were kind and friendly. It was not as great of a view compared to a lighthouse in Key West Florida or Maine, but it...More

1  Thank Adventure_Girl80
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen some on the coast of the East and this falls in style, in the pleasant structure that exalts to climb up and above all to reach the height necessary for its visibility by sailors. Here the latter important requirement would no longer...More

Thank raoulhood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Absecon Lighthouse is a great historical site good for a nice visit for about an hour or so. If you are claustrophobic or have any heat related health issues don't climb the 222 steps to the top. You will not be entertained. This may...More

Thank edmondw133
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this lighthouse on my visit to Atlantic City. I think this is the best from my atl city visit. The staff at the light house were very nice. The look from the top was amazing. Must see on your trip to Atlantic City.

Thank Anshuman P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are closed-circuit cameras at the top, so that you can watch the TV screen in the museum and see different views from the top. We didn't go to the top.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 3rd year (in a row) going back to Atlantic City and each time I have had different people with me. I always suggest the Absecon Lighthouse as a must see because it's a neat experience and the staff is wonderful! They are...More

3  Thank kao4577
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Run by volunteer staff this hidden away lighthouse is a must see. Much of the history of Atlantic City is explained as well as the workings of the house. We climbed the 228 steps to the top where Buddy guided us and and answered all...More

1  Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The Absecon Lighthouse is located several blocks from the ocean. Better view of skyscrapers from the bottom. There are some beautiful gardens around the lighthouse. The lighthouse keeper's house is a museum and still attached to the lighthouse. The Problem is the lighthouse/museum are to...More

Thank DiscountKing
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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
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.