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Absecon Lighthouse

Like saltwater taffy and the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and piers, the Absecon Lighthouse is one of Greater Atlantic city's most popular attractions. This statuesque 171-foot tower with its distinctive yellow and black color scheme has been the "sister" of Barnegat Light house for more that 140 years. After it was built in1857 to mark dangerous shoals of Absecon and Brigantine, it immediately attracted thousands of visitors to climb its 228 steps. The majestic tower still retains its original first-order Fresnel lens, the only New Jersey lighthouse to do so.

Open Thursday to Monday 11 AM to 4 PM There is an Admission fee.
Location: Corner of Vermont and Pacific avenues in Atlantic City
Phone: (609) 441-9272

Copyright 2001- , Terry Muse 
Revised: September 23, 2001
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