New Jersey Lighthouses

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Absecon Lighthouse (Atlantic County)
Address: 31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes
Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey, and the third tallest in the country! It has a whomping 171 feet tall and takes you 228 steps to get to the top. Once you reach the top, you’ll get beautiful views of Atlantic City and the Atlantic Ocean PLUS it’s the only lighthouse in New Jersey with its original first-order Fresnel Lens still in place.

Brandywine Shoal Light (Cape May County)
Can you tour it? Cape May Whale Watcher and Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers & Friends both offer cruises during the summer that pass by the Brandywine Shoal Lighthouse.
The Brandywine Shoal Light is a lighthouse on the north side of the ship channel in Delaware Bay on the east coast of the United States, west of Cape May. A part of the station’s history can be visited without venturing out into Delaware Bay, as the original third-order Fresnel lens from Brandywine Lighthouse is on display at Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton, New Jersey.

Cape May Lighthouse (Cape May County)
Address: 215 Light House Ave, Cape May Point, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes
Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail, with an environmental center that houses a classroom for interpretive programs and a museum on the area’s natural and historic features. The 157-foot-high lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb the 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse are rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the scenic Cape May peninsula.

Elbow of Cross Ledge (Cape May County)
Can you tour it? No
The lighthouse is best seen from the water. Cape May Whale Watcher and Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers & Friends both offer cruises during the summer that pass by Elbow of Cross Ledge Lighthouse.

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse (Cape May County)
Address: 105 N Central Ave, North Wildwood, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes
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.A park surrounding the Lighthouse is designed with many different garden areas containing over 200 plant varieties. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Gardens are planted in the Victorian cottage style and extend right up to the ocean seawall. They have won several awards, including the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Suburban Greening Award.

East Point Lighthouse (Cumberland County)
Address: 10 Lighthouse Rd, Heislerville, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes
The East Point Light, known as the Maurice River Light before 1913, is a lighthouse located in Heislerville on Delaware Bay at the mouth of the Maurice River.

Miah Maull Shoal Light (Cumberland County)
Can you tour it? No
The Miah Maull Shoal Light is a lighthouse on the north side of the ship channel in Delaware Bay, off of Cumberland County, New Jersey on the East Coast of the United States, southwest of the mouth of the Maurice River.

Ship John Shoal Light (Cumberland County)
Can you tour it? No
The Ship John Shoal Light marks the north side of the ship channel in Delaware Bay on the east coast of the United States, near the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.Often during the NJ Lighthouse Challenge weekend, boat trips are offered to a few off shore lights.

Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse (Gloucester County)
Address: 2nd St, Paulsboro, NJ
Can you tour it? It is temporarily closed
The historic Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse is located at Second Street and Mantua Ave in Paulsboro, New Jersey, along the shores of the Delaware River. The lighthouse is a steel skeletal structure standing 85 feet tall with 112 steps leading from the neoclassical pavilion at the base of the tower to the lantern room. Directly below the lantern room is the watch room, which has a unique wood lined closet that curves along the circular outer wall of the tower. Along with the light tower was a keeper’s dwelling, consisting of seven rooms, brick oil house, frame barn and barnyard, cow shed, poultry house and privy situated on 4.8 acres of land.

Robbins Reef Light (Hudson County)
Can you tour it? No
The Robbins Reef Light Station is a sparkplug lighthouse located off Constable Hook in Bayonne.

Great Beds Light (Middlesex County)
Address: South Amboy Waterfront, South Amboy, NJ
Can you tour it? No
Great Beds Light is a sparkplug lighthouse in Raritan Bay in South Amboy. Over the years the lighthouse has become the symbol for the city of South Amboy. It was added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

Conover Beacon (Monmouth County)
Address: Leonardo, NJ
Can you tour it? No
The Conover Beacon is a lighthouse in Leonardo section of Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, that functioned as the front light of the now-discontinued Chapel Hill RangeFrom Highway 36 in Leonardo, exit onto Leonard Avenue and go north about eight blocks to the shoreline, where the light will be on your right.The lighthouse is owned by Monmouth County.

Romer Shoal Light (Monmouth County)
Can you tour it? No
Romer Shoal Light is a sparkplug lighthouse in Lower New York Bay, on the north edge of the Swash Channel, about ³⁄₄ nautical mile south of Ambrose Channel and 2 ¹⁄₂ nautical miles north of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in the entrance to New York Harbor.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse (Monmouth County)
Address: 85 Mercer Rd, Highlands, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse, located about one and a half statute miles inland from the tip of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, is the oldest working lighthouse in the United States

Sea Girt Lighthouse (Monmouth County)
Address: 9 Ocean Ave, Sea Girt, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes
Sea Girt Lighthouse is the last live-in lighthouse built on the Atlantic Coast. Sea Girt Lighthouse was built, on the orders of the U.S. Light-House Board, in 1896 to illuminate a dark spot midway in the 38½-mile stretch between the Navesink and Barnegat Lighthouses.

Twin Lights of Navesink (Monmouth County)
Address: 2 Light House Rd, Highlands, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes
Situated 200 feet above sea level atop the Navesink Highlands, Twin Lights has stood as a sentinel over the treacherous coastal waters of northern New Jersey since 1828. Named Navesink Lightstation, it became known as the “Twin Lights of Highlands” to those who used its mighty beacons to navigate

Barnegat Lighthouse (Ocean County)
Address: 208 Broadway, Barnegat Light, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island. It will take you 217 steps to get to the top where you can you’ll get a panoramic view of Island Beach, Barnegat Bay, and Long Beach Island.

Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum (Ocean County)
Address: 120 W Main St, Tuckerton, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes
The Tucker’s Island Lighthouse features exhibits on privateers and pirates of the Jersey Coast, Tuckerton designated as a third Port of Entry at the start of a new nation for receipt and departure of intra and international trade and travel, the origins of the U.S. Life Saving Service, shipwrecks and the Jersey Shore’s first resort.

Finns Point Near Range Light (Salem County)
Address: Fort Mott & Lighthouse Rds, Pennsville, NJ
Can you tour it? Yes, but on select dates.
This 1876 wrought iron lighthouse is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Originally constructed in Buffalo, New York and then moved here by train and mule-wagon, this unusual wrought-iron, open-frame, lighthouse was built at a cost of $1,200 in 1876. Standing 115 feet tall, it featured a 24-inch range lens with double wick burner and kerosene vapor lamp emitting 150,000 candlepower. Close by is Fort Mott State Park, a 104-acre waterfront park with buildings and gun emplacements from the Spanish – American War

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