New Jersey Attractions

Cape May Lighthouse in New Jersey

The Cape May Lighthouse is located just a few miles away from Wildwood, NJ at the top of Cape May, New Jersey at Cape May Point State Park. The lighthouse was originally build in 1859, automated in 1946, and continues operation to this day. The current lighthouse at Cape May Point is the third lighthouse documented to be built there. The first lighthouse was built in 1823 and the second in 1946. The earlier lighthouse locations are underwater due to erosion.Cape May, NJ Lighthouse

Inside the Cape May Lighthouse, there are 199 steps to the top which are open to tourists. On a clear day while on the top of the lighthouse, the view extends from Cape May City to North Wildwood as well as Cape May Point to the south. On a very clear day, to the west, you can even see Cape Henlopen in Delaware!

The lighthouse is owned by the state of New Jersey after ownership was transferred in 1992 by the Coast Guard. The lighthouse is 157 feet 6 inches tall, from the ground to the tower's cast iron spiral staircase. There are 217 steps from the ground to the top, with 199 steps in the tower's cast iron spiral staircase.

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