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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.

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!

COVID 19 GUIDELINES:

  • Masks are required in the Keeper’s Cottage and Tower – if you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, please enjoy the outdoor exhibits and community garden
  • Hand sanitizing stations are conveniently located throughout
  • Gloves will be issued with admission
  • Restrooms are currently closed so please plan accordingly

OPEN THURSDAY THRU MONDAY - 11AM TO 4PM AND THE LAST CLIMB IS ½ HOUR BEFORE CLOSING. THE LIGHTHOUSE IS CLOSED TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS.