New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City.

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.

Summer is Sizzling with Activity

Free Yoga Summer - Yoga will be held every Thursday all summer long at 6:30pm, beginning 6/28. Bring your own mat & a friend! Sponsored by The Leadership Studio, A.C.

Thursday Night Sunset Climbs - For the months of July and August, the Absecon Lighthouse will remain open every Thursday night until 8:00pm, last climb at 7:30pm. Climb to the top our lighthouse for the best sunset viewing point in Atlantic City.

Full Moonrise Climbs - June 28th, July 27th, & August 26th Atlantic City has a stunning skyline at night, and to top it off, a full moon will float up from the ocean and join the magnificent lights of the city on Thursday evening, June 28th. If you'd like to see the only 360-degree view of this breathtaking panorama, grab your date for a memorable, romantic experience. The last climb is at 8:30pm. Tickets are just $10 beginning at 5pm and include the full moonrise climb and a FREE artist's print of Absecon Lighthouse. You don’t want to miss this recession-busting date night out!

Wacky Wednesdays - Wednesdays are WaCkY here at Absecon Lighthouse. Beginning Wednesday
July 11th and EVERY Wednesday until August 15th, kids 12 years of age and younger can spend quality time with grown-up's doing arts and crafts, activities, and enjoying theme related movies. Participation is FREE
Theme Schedule


Absecon Lighthouse is:

  • New Jersey’s tallest Lighthouse, 171 feet tall
  • The country’s third tallest Lighthouse
  • 150 years old, 1857-2007
  • Located in Atlantic City
  • Open for climbing!