215 LIGHTHOUSE AVE.
Located in Cape May Point State Park

NOW OPEN DAILY 9am-5pm

The present tower, which is the third documented lighthouse at the southern tip of New Jersey, has been an aid-to-navigation for mariners and attraction for visitors since it was built in 1859.

More than 2.5 million visitors have climbed the lighthouse since it opened to the public in 1988. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House on the grounds contains a fully accessible Visitors’ Orientation Center and Museum Shop carrying souvenirs, books and maritime items.

The state park offers many amenities for nature lovers and family fun.

Admission
$10 adults; $5 children (ages 3-12) & Veterans.
Active Military FREE!
Tickets may be purchased online (Military tickets not available online) or at the Lighthouse during hours of operation

The Oil House on the grounds contains a fully accessible Visitors’ Orientation Center and Museum Shop.

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Cape May Lighthouse & World War II Lookout Tower
$14 adults | $6 kids

*Discounted admissions available at Cape May Lighthouse or World War II Lookout Tower

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Special Events & Activities

LIGHTHOUSE FULL MOON CLIMB

Cape May Lighthouse at night during a full moon

September 2, 2020

8pm-10pm

Take advantage of the light of the full moon and let it guide you up the 199 stairs to the starry top. The Lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Tower admission is free for “Friends” members.

$15 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12) and active military or veterans

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LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE OF NJ

three women enjoying National Lighthouse Day

Saturday & Sunday
Oct. 17 & 18, 2020

The goal for participants of the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is to visit (and hopefully climb) all of New Jersey’s maintained lighthouses to share in the joy and beauty of our beloved navigational aids which represent a rich nautical history and stand as a testament to a level of engineering and quality that withstands the test of time.

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FRIENDS OF THE CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE EVENTS

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Friends groups are affinity membership groups of Cape May MAC. Throughout the year, the Friends groups plan various events and activities that help raise funds for specific initiatives.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Little girl meeting santa dressed in summer clothes at a CHristmas in July event at the Cape May Lighthouse

July 25, 2021

Join Santa at the Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park,  along with food, music, vendors and family-friendly activities.

Family friendly activities on the grounds are FREE! Kids climb the Lighthouse for FREE!

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