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April 30, 2024

Cape May Lighthouse Information

Built in 1859, the Cape May Lighthouse is still helps navigators approach the Delaware Bay. Visitors who climb to the top will see spectacular wide views of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Climbing the lighthouse has become an fun tradition for many visitors.  The Oil House contains a fully-accessible visitors’  center and a Lighthouse Shop filled with maritime collectibles.  For additional information on lighthouse or tower hours of operation call the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) at 609-884-5404 or visit

The present tower, which is the third documented lighthouse at the southern tip of New Jersey, has been an aid-to-navigation for mariners and attraction for visitors  since it was built in 1859.

​More than 2.5 million visitors have climbed the lighthouse since it opened to the public in 1988.

For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House on the grounds contains a fully accessible Visitors’

Admission $8 adults; $5 children (ages 3-12). Tickets may be purchased

online or at the Lighthouse during hours of operation

Category: Cape May News

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