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Atlantic City


New Jersey

The Absecon Lighthouse

The Absecon Lighthouse
The Absecon Lighthouse at Rhode Island and Pacific Avenues in Atlantic City is a historic structure designed by Civil War General George Meade and built in 1857.
Visitors who climb the 228-step structure are rewarded with a bird’s eye view of Atlantic City’s dazzling skyline and the back bay area. A photographer’s delight, the lighthouse re-opened to the public in early 1999. It is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey.
Built in 1855 at the original terminus of the railroad that brought visitors to Atlantic City, the lighthouse did double duty as sentry and tourist attraction. The Trust grant focused on safety improvements--particularly for the lighthouse's spiral stairway--as well as restoration of the interior watch deck and lantern.
The lighthouse, which takes its name from the historic name for Atlantic City, serves as the centerpiece of a revitalization project.

The Cape May Point Lighthouse
The Cape May Point Lighthouse goes back to 1859, with 199 steps to climb. At the top is a panoramic view in the Watch Room Gallery.

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
in North Wildwood was built in 1874 and showcases memorabilia, antiques and a functioning light.

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Climb the 228 steps to the top of the Absecon Lighthouse and receive an “I saw the light” badge of honor as a reward, as well as a beautiful view of Atlantic City.
Climb the 228 steps to the top of the Absecon Lighthouse and receive an “I saw the light” badge of honor as a reward, as well as a beautiful view of Atlantic City.

   
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