Cape May Lighthouse
A visit to historic Victorian Cape May becomes even more memorable once you
stop at the lighthouse out on Cape May Point State Park. Towering 157 1/2 feet above
the southernmost tip of the state. its distinctive beam flashes once every 15
seconds and is visible 24 miles out to sea.
Built is 1859 under the supervision of the First Lieutenant George Meade, the
original lens was so large the keeper actually stood inside it when refueling.
Nearby at the Cape My Courthouse Museum, the Fresnel lens specified by Meade is
Most of the state park, about 190 Acres, is a natural area where visitors can
observe migrating birds and butterflies. There is also three miles of hiking
trails, surf fishing and picnic areas.
Copyright © 2001-
, Terry Muse
Revised: October 6, 2001
Coastal Heritage Trail | Cape
May & Absecon Regions