Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May

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Climbing the 199 steps of Cape May Lighthouse is a rite of passage on the Jersey Shore. The view from atop the lighthouse covers all points of interest along the shore from north to south and east and west. Bring your camera and a bottle of water for the ascent. The "Oil House" near the base of the lighthouse houses the visitor center with a museum that shares the lighthouse's story. Use our Cape May road trip planning site to arrange your visit to Cape May Lighthouse and other attractions in Cape May.
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  • Fun! Well Organized my teen enjoyed the gorgeous views!!!! Can buy a combo deal if interested in another lightHouse that is close byb 
    Fun! Well Organized my teen enjoyed the gorgeous views!!!! Can buy a combo deal if interested in another lightHouse that is close byb  more »
  • Steps were no joke if you’re out of shape. Hahaha! But I did it anyway! Had to stop at every landing to catch my breath. HOWEVER… once we got to the top it was the most magnificent view! We saw tons.....  more
    Steps were no joke if you’re out of shape. Hahaha! But I did it anyway! Had to stop at every landing to catch my breath. HOWEVER… once we got to the top it was the most magnificent view! We saw tons.....  more »
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  • I’ve been coming here since I was a kid living locally, and now bring my own kids to climb. We absolutely love it, and it is a must when we come to visit. Is always worth the effort to get to the top. The history is great and views astounding. Not for very little ones. Ours started to do okay after age 5.
  • First time walking through a lighthouse. Did some research online first so we didn't spend much time reading the plaques inside and good thing because it was very hot inside in July. Cool views, tight spaces though. Guide at the top was informative and super nice. It's still a working lighthouse, pretty cool to see it in motion!

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