Cape May

Cape May Lighthouse

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.

Admission $8 adults; $5 children (ages 3-12). Tickets may be purchased online or at the Lighthouse during hours of operation