31 South Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Absecon Lighthouse Atlantic City Reviews
The Colors of the Light Oct 09, 2014
We had to go around the block to the lighthouse because the street the GPS told us to turn on was closed. Bob got the scooter out and I could go into the oil house where they had a time line exhibit, and also I could get into the lighthouse keepers house which was a museum and shop.
I talked to a Park Ranger, and he told me all the colors that the lighthouse had been. He said originally it was red brick but that it got lost in the setting sun so they painted it red and white but that had the same problem. I don't think that is a real story though because there are several red lighthouses.
Anyway, apparently when it was decommissioned and was standing vacant, the city painted it in the city colors (blue and yellow). It is now black and white.
My dad took a photo of it in 1959 when it was Blue and Yellow (it looks blue and white to me)
Hours of Operation:
Fall/Winter hours: Open Thursdays through Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Last climb is at 3:30pm.
September-June: Thursdays through Mondays, 11am to 4pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
July & August Open daily 10am to 5pm
Cost to Climb the Lighthouse: Adults $7. Active military FREE
Children 4-12 $4; 3 & under Free
Dogs are welcome
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Absecon Lighthouse Jul 02, 2008
The Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, New Jersey is the third tallest lighthouse in the United States and the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey so I definitely wanted to stop there to see it while spending a couple days in the Atlantic City area. The area of Atlantic City where the lighthouse is located is a bit run-down...the lighthouse really looks out of place. For a fee you are able to climb the lighthouse and enjoy the view from the top. The view is breathtaking (even if it is Atlantic City!), and there is a nice breeze coming off the ocean. Definitely worth the time to visit this piece of history and climb to the top!
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