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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.

Free Parking and Admission To the Keeper's House Museum, Exhibits and Grounds!

September - June
Open Thursdays through Mondays
11am to 4pm
Last climb 3:30pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

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!
  • CLICK HERE to See A Live View From the Top of Absecon Lighthouse!

OPEN YEAR ROUND*- Hours of Operation:

September - June
Open Thursdays through Mondays, 11am to 4pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
July & August
Open daily, 10am to 5pm, Thursdays until 8pm
Last climb 1/2 hour before closing

*closed for 2 weeks around Christmas & New Year's

Open most holidays!  Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years

Cost to Climb the Lighthouse:
Free Parking and Admission To the Keeper's House Museum, Exhibits and Grounds!

$7 to climb
$5 for seniors 65+ to climb
$4 for children ages 4-12 to climb
$3 Atlantic City residents with ID to climb
Active military & kids under 4 free
Dogs on leashes are welcome on the grounds and in the museum.
Rack cards and other coupons ONLY apply to the climbing rate. 

* Special group tours are available upon request. Please call 609-449-1360 for more information.

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