Absecon Lighthouse

Local nameAbsecon Lighthouse
LocationAtlantic City, New Jersey, USA

The Absecon Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located in the north end of Atlantic City, New Jersey, overlooking Absecon Inlet. At 171 feet it is the tallest lighthouse in the state of New Jersey and the third-tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States. Construction began in 1854, with the light first lit on January 15, 1857. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1933 and, although the light still shines every night, it is no longer an active navigational aid. The lighthouse is open to public visitation and, for a small donation, one may climb to the watch room and external gallery. A re-creation of the keepers' quarters was opened in 2002 and serves as a museum and gift shop. The original oil house now contains a Fresnel lens exhibit. Along with school and group tours, the Absecon Lighthouse offers an overnight program for Scouts, a winter arts program for children, and a wide variety of special events throughout the year.

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Opening hours

Sept - June
Thurs - Mon: 11 am - 4 pm
July & Aug
Daily: 10 am - 5 pm (8 pm on Thurs)
Last climb 1/2 hour before closing.

Closed on major holidays.

Admission

Adults: $7
Seniors 65+: $5
Children ages 4-12: $4
Kids under 4: free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absecon_Lighthouse

Official website http://www.abseconlighthouse.org/

Phone +1 609 449 1360

Address 31 S Rhode Island Ave Atlantic City, NJ 08402, USA

Coordinates 39°21'58.796" N -74°24'50.902" E

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