ugg ladies gloves Absecon Lighthouse Atlantic City
The view from New Jersey tallest lighthouse is just what you expect: breathtaking. It perhaps the only fitting reward for climbing the 228 stairs it will take you to get to the top.
The Absecon Lighthouse was the brainchild of Dr. Jonathan Pitney, who many refer to as father of Atlantic City. Pitney first proposed the lighthouse in 1830; the government was late in responding to the request and concluded more than a decade later that a lighthouse was unnecessary. Pitney wrote letters and gathered petition signatures for several years before the lighthouse was finally approved and completed in 1857.
In 1997, restoration work began on the historic lighthouse structure and grounds. In the final stages of the restoration, the keeper house burned down in an unfortunate fire, though it caused no damage to the lighthouse itself, which reopened in 1999 after a full restoration. In 2001,
the reconstructed keeper house opened to the public as well.
Today the lighthouse is a landmark tourism attraction, drawing visitors from around New Jersey and the country.
Activities and Events
Located near downtown Atlantic City just a few blocks from the world famous Boardwalk and its casino hotels, the Absecon Lighthouse is a wonderful attraction that hard to miss. More than 150 years after its completion, the Absecon Lighthouse still bustles with activity the historic lighthouse manicured grounds make a great picnic spot and monthly events, such as a murder mysteries, nighttime climbs, haunted lighthouse tours and a holiday gatherings make this a fun spot to visit for kids and adults alike.
This storied structure and grounds are also open for group events ranging from field trips and overnight stays for kids to birthday parties and charming weddings (a variety of packages are available).