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For more information about tourism in the area please visit the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority web site.
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).
Plaid Party and Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
How about an outstandingly Ugly Holiday Sweater?
Well, we appreciate that here at Absecon Lighthouse! We will "Light Up the Holidays" on Saturday, December 6th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and to celebrate the season, wearing holiday plaids & ugly holiday sweaters is encouraged! More Information
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.
OPEN YEAR ROUND!
Absecon Lighthouse is:
Absecon Lighthouse will be closed:
November 27th, Thanksgiving Day.
Closed Tuesday December 23 thru Thursday, January 1st
We will reopen for the 2015 new year on January 2nd.
OPEN YEAR ROUND - Hours of Operation:
September - June
Closed on major holidays
Cost to Climb the Lighthouse: