Cape May’s section of the Jersey Shore is home to one of the state’s true historical treasures: the Cape May Lighthouse. Built in 1859 and automated in 1946, the lighthouse was restored and still operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) in the 1990s. It’s open for visitors from April through November and on weekends throughout most of the year. Full Moon Lighthouse Climbs are also offered on select dates.
Visitors can take a Cape May lighthouse tour up the 199-step spiral staircase for a view of Cape May City and the famous Wildwood to the north from 157 feet up. On good times you can even see Cape Henlopen in Delaware to the west! If you don’t choose to make the climb, you can still check out the Visitor’s Orientation Center and Museum Shop on the grounds nearby.
Bring your camera either way: at just a few miles from The Queen Victoria, the Cape May Lighthouse is an icon all of our guests should see during their visit.