Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City

4.2
#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Jersey Shore
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.



Admission to climb the lighthouse tower is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (65+), $4.00 for children (4-12.)

ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY CLIMB FREE EVERY DAY.
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  • I looked up things to do in Atlantic city and this lighthouse came up, so my boyfriend and I decided to give it a try. There were 228 steps to climb up which was great exercise and platforms to take a...  more »
  • A very beautiful sight and inspirational you only see lighthouses in movies or pictures but to actually visit one and enjoy the sight from above is remarkable  more »
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  • Historic lighthouse, one of a few remnants of Atlantic City's early success as a commercial city. It's great that it was spared of demolition after it was abandoned and despite the threat of further commercialization with the arrival of the big casino names in the city. Stop by if you have an hour to spare and learn about its interesting history, as told by the equally interesting docent stationed at the top of the lighthouse. Oh and the view from up there is pretty amazing too! There is a small admission fee, to be paid at the ground level, where there's also a small gift shop and exhibits with old photos of the lighthouse.
  • This was a interesting piece of history in Atlantic city. It was great the you could still climb the steps to the top. It is kind of tight and winding staircase. Its 228 steps to the top; but there are landings along the way that you could stop and rest. The stairs aren't solid-you can look through the bottom and sides of them...I know this bothers some people. But there's a small museum which is original to tour and the staff is great! Worth going if you like history and lighthouses....

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