New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City.

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.

Absecon Lighthouse is:

  • New Jersey’s tallest Lighthouse, 171 feet tall
  • The country’s third tallest Lighthouse
  • 150 years old, 1857-2007
  • Located in Atlantic City
  • Open for climbing!
Lighthouse at night


Calling all locals to "tell it like it was!"
Absecon Lighthouse will feature four different themed "AC Inlet" story panels in our museum each week this summer from June 21st through September 10th.

Story deadline: Friday, June 16th, 1pm..


Annual Golf Tournament at McCullough's Emeral Links, Wednesday June 7, 2017