Full Moon Climbs at Cape May Lighthouse in 2017 Offer Unique Opportunities for Night Sky Gazers

CAPE MAY – Let the light of the full moon guide you up the spiral steps of the Cape May Lighthouse this season. Climb the 199 steps of the Cape May Lighthouse to the top where on clear nights you’ll see the full moon in all its glory and enjoy a spectacular moonlit view.

There are just four opportunities left in 2017 for members of the public to climb to the top of the lighthouse in the nighttime hours, during Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs. Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs are offered on Sunday, July 9, Monday, Aug. 7, Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 5, from 8 to 10 p.m.

Since it opened to the public in 1988, some 2.5 million people have climbed the 199 steps to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse; but a smaller, select group can say they have experienced the grand vista of the evening sky from atop this majestic beacon at nighttime.

The Lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township (next to Cape May Point Borough Hall in Cape May Point), and normally closes at dusk.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals and special events, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit MAC’s website at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at (609) 884-5508 or visit www.capemaychamber.com. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at www.capemaylodging.com.