Admission:Adults 12 yrs. and up $4.00, 11 yrs. and under $1.00
Hours: Oct. 20th 2010 to May 15th 2011– Open Wednesday through Sunday 10 AM till 4 PM May 16th 2011 to Oct 19th 2011– Open 7 days per week Hours: 9.00am – 5:00pm
Location: Lighthouse is on Central Avenue near 1st Avenue in North Wildwood
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is a working lighthouse as well as a museum. It is open to the public for guided and self guided tours. Visitors will learn about the history of Hereford and get a glimpse of the life of a lighthouse keeper in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Hours: The lighthouse is undergoing restoration, and the building interior is not open to the public except for special events. There is an “open house” on the third Sunday of each month, April to October, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Where state road 55 ends, drive 5.8 miles on state road 47. Turn right on Rt. 740 (Mackey’s Lane). Drive .4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Main Street. Drive 2.7 miles to stop sign. Turn right onto East Point Road. Drive 2.6 miles on Lighthouse Road.
Constructed in 1849, this “Cape Cod” style lighthouse provided Delaware Bay oyster schooners with a navigational marker to the ports of Port Norris, Millville, Mauricetown, and Port Elizabeth. It is the second oldest lighthouse in New Jersey. Observe the annual migration of thousands of shorebirds in late May, when the horseshoe crabs come ashore to lay eggs. In early fall, watch for the annual migration of monarch butterflies.
Admission:Free Parking and Admission To the Keeper’s House Museum, Exhibits and Grounds.
Cost to Climb the Lighthouse: Adults $7, Children 4-12 $4, 3 & under Free
Hours: September – June Thursdays through Mondays, 11am to 4pm, Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
July & August Open daily 10am to 5pm, Closed on major holidays
Location: 31 S. Rhode Island Ave. Atlantic City, NJ
Absecon is New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse and the country’s third tallest masonry lighthouse. Climb the 228 steps to the top for the only 360 degree view of Atlantic City. First lit in 1857, it features the original first-order Fresnel Lens still in place at the top. The site includes a two-acre property with outdoor exhibits, a Keeper’s Cottage, museum, gift shop and ample free parking.
Hours: Check the website, hours vary by season.
Location: Northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County
The site of Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County was regarded as one of the most crucial “change of course” points for coastal vessels. A panoramic view of Island Beach, Barnegat Bay and Long Beach Island awaits visitors to the top of the lighthouse.
Admission: Park admission is free. Lighthouse admission is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 12 and under.
Hours: Check the website since hours vary by season.
Location: The park is located off the southern end of the Garden State Parkway. Cross over Cape May Bridge onto Lafayette Street, Cape May. At the intersection, bear right onto County Route 606 (Sunset Boulevard), then left onto Lighthouse Avenue.
The 157-foot high lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb to the top of the lighthouse can view the constantly changing Cape May peninsula shoreline. The present lighthouse was built in 1859. There are three nice hiking trails in the lighthouse park.
Hours: Interpretive exhibits are accessible during daylight hours. The lighthouse is open from noon to 4 pm on the third Sunday of each month from April through October.
Location: Follow directions to Fort Mott State Park. It is located at the intersection of county roads 630 & 632.
The Finns Point Front and Rear Range Lights served as a navigational point for maritime traffic moving between the Delaware Bay and River. In 1950, after the Army Corps of Engineers dredged the river channel, the Finns Point range lights became obsolete. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a local citizen’s group restored the tower in 1983. Interpretive exhibits demonstrate how range lights were used by mariners navigating the river channel.