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For more information about tourism in the area please visit the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority web site.
New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City (walking distance from the Atlantic City History Museum/Garden Pier).
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.
OPEN YEAR ROUND!
Absecon Lighthouse is:
OPEN YEAR ROUND - Hours of Operation:
September - June
Closed on major holidays
Cost to Climb the Lighthouse: