New Jersey Shore Sights

Absecon Lighthouse

  • Pacific and Rhode Island Aves. Map It
  • Atlantic City
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

The 1857 lighthouse was designed by George Meade, stands 171 feet tall, and is the oldest man-made tourist attraction on the Jersey shore. You can tour the adjacent lightkeeper's house and climb the 228 steps to the top for a great view of Atlantic City. In summer, kids are invited to Wacky Wednesday programs, moonlight climbs, and even sleepover adventures.

Sight Information


Pacific and Rhode Island Aves., Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7 adults, $4 children
  • Early Sept.–June, Thurs.–Mon. 11–4; July and Aug. daily 10–5
  • In winter, call ahead to confirm opening hours.

Published 07/22/2015


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