Take A Free Virtual Tour Of Cape May, New Jersey’s Iconic Lighthouse

I have a confession…I’m a lighthouse lover. Good thing New Jersey has got over a dozen (18 in total, 11 of which are regularly open to the public.) The kids might not think they’re cool…after all, who needs a beacon of light with today’s technology…but I sure adore them.

First, they’re not completely obsolete – most mariners and fishermen still say that they use lighthouses as a backup for electronic equipment. Second, they’re historic – most date back at least a century and were once home to dedicated keepers who kept seamen safe with their guiding lights. Third, they’re beautiful – and we have some real gems in the Garden State. One such gem is the Cape May Lighthouse.

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Cape May MAC raises essential funds for the restoration and maintenance of the lighthouse. They charge a nominal fee to climb the lighthouse, which includes informative exhibits. The lighthouse is currently closed and in need of donations. You can donate to support the lighthouse’s upkeep here. You can even enjoy a climb to the top, virtually, through the video below. You’ll get to look out the windows and enjoy the scenery.

If you’re looking for an informative, guided tour of an amazing Cape May attraction, you can virtually visit the Emlen Physick Estate here. It’s also free, and it’s one of my favorite online tours yet!

Address: 215 Light House Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, USA