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

Jean Muchanic
Executive Director

Milton W. Glenn
Operations & Education Coordinator