About Us

Absecon Lighthouse Facts:

  • First lit on January 15, 1857
  • New Jersey's tallest lighthouse at 171 feet tall
  • The third tallest masonry lighthouse in the US
  • The lighthouse has a total of 240 steps, with visitors able to climb 228 to the watchroom
  • The only lighthouse in New Jersey with its original first-order Fresnel Lens still in place at the top.  Although Absecon Lighthouse was officially decommissioned in 1933, the lens is lit every evening for people to enjoy its beauty