Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City, NJ

Absecon Lighthouse

The Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 S. Rhode Island Ave. in Atlantic City, N.J. It is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest lighthouse in the U.S. The lighthouse lens is at a height of 170 feet, and overlooks Absecon Inlet at the north end of Atlantic City.

The light was designed by George Meade and still retains its original first order fixed Fresnel lens. The light was fixed (non-flashing). The light was first activated in 1857, but was deactivated in 1933. The light still shines every night, but it is no longer used as a navigational aid.

Visitors can walk the grounds, oil house, gift shop and restored Keeper's quarters; however a good will donation of $2 per person, is recommended. Visitors can also climb the 228 steps, including 6 landings, to the top of the lighthouse. Each landing features a different window view of Atlantic City and the ocean. A fee of $7 for adults and $4 for children is required to climb the tower.

Phone: (609) 449-1360