Full Moon Climbs at the Cape May Lighthouse this Summer, a Special Opportunity for Night Sky Gazers

CAPE MAY – Let the light of the full moon guide you up the Cape May Lighthouse until you reach the starry top this season and enjoy a dramatic and memorable view.

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 opportunities are rare but in 2016 members of the public can climb to the top of the lighthouse in the nighttime hours during Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs. Climb the 199 steps of the Cape May Lighthouse to the top where you’ll be able to see the full moon in all its glory on clear nights and enjoy a spectacular moonlit view.

Upcoming Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs are Thursday, Aug. 18, Friday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 16, from 8 to 10 p.m. The Lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12).

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.