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Absecon Lighthouse

31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7760
+1 609-449-1360
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Nice lighthouse

My sisters and I went to the lighthouse you are able to go to the top beautiful view I’m glad we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Audrey K
Granger, United States
Great workout and view

Went to the lighthouse with my wife this past summer while in AC. The lighthouse itself is a piece... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • 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

My sisters and I went to the lighthouse you are able to go to the top beautiful view I’m glad we went

Thank Audrey K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the lighthouse with my wife this past summer while in AC. The lighthouse itself is a piece of history. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse. It was over 1,000 steps to the top, it was a great...More

Thank NYnick1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a history enthusiast or just interested in seeing and experiencing authentic, old places, this is a fun and fascinating place. Be advised - you'll have to climb nearly 300 steps to the top, where a gorgeous view, the lighthouse's original lens and a...More

Thank Marckava
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buddy is the lighthouse keeper at the top that told us lots of detail. He was great. The information he shared really told us a lot about the history of this great old lighthouse. Amazing structure that has been there for a very long time....More

Thank greg v
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I had been to AC many, many, times before visiting Absecon Lighthouse, and I wish I had done so sooner. Very enjoyable climb to the top, where you're greeted by a friendly staff member congratulating you on your accomplishment. The views of the city and...More

Thank ElCalvo1
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We loved climbing over 200 steps to the top. This was one of the high lights of our trips since we have never been inside of a lighthouse before. Definitely a must do excursion to in Atlantic city.

1  Thank BarbaritaV
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The museum provides a great deal of information on the history of the lighthouse and the view from the top of the lighthouse is amazing.

1  Thank Bernie O
Reviewed 2 November 2017

256 steps climbing to the top, steps are numbered which in the first half is daunting and the second half with increasing relief. Great view from all sides.

Thank Albert V
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We loved the view so Great to be able to see for miles and it was very interesting. A bit windy so wear a jacket.

Thank kat82660
Reviewed 13 October 2017

yes, the family can have great time with such trip. great for kids to ask questions and get information great restaurant for great food close by.

Thank elhoseinob
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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
15 August 2015|
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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.