We Bet You Didn’t Know This Small Town In New Jersey Was Home To The Oldest Lighthouse In America
New Jersey’s coastline is one of the most beautiful in the nation, and it’s a hub for ship traffic. That means one thing – lighthouses. These old-school towers were invaluable in preventing costly ship crashes for hundreds of years, but only a few are still active today thanks to modern technology. One of them is the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, located on the famous barrier spit off the coast of the small beach town of Middletown Township. But this New Jersey lighthouse is so much more than just another spot for lighthouse buffs – it’s the oldest operating lighthouse in the United States. While other lighthouses in the United States were built first, they were torn down and rebuilt – while the Sandy Hook Lighthouse is still standing proud. Part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, it is open for short tours seven days a week, so you can see it for yourself.
Have you explored the Sandy Hook Lighthouse in Highlands? Let us know what you think of touring this historic New Jersey lighthouse in the comments section. If you’re interested in visiting for yourself, you can visit the official website for more information. While you’re down the shore, why not explore the longest boardwalk in the world?
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