NJ Lighthouses Mark National Lighthouse Day With Special Events, Free Climbs
August 7th is National Lighthouse Day! This day marks the 228th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Lighthouse Service. Several New Jersey lighthouses are planning special National Lighthouse Day activities including free admission to the lighthouses at some locations! Here’s the scoop on New Jersey National Lighthouse Day events…
New Jersey National Lighthouse Day Events – 2017
On National Lighthouse Day, Kids up to age 14 can climb the Absecon Lighthouse for free from 10am to 5pm. Later in the day, the Absecon Lighthouse will host a Full Moonrise Climb, Wine Tasting & Garden Party from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. $20 per person, includes light snacks, wine tasting, lighthouse climb, and live jazz by the Eddie Morgan Band.
Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Barnegat Lighthouse with a Full Moon Night Climb! The lighthouse will be open for a special full moon night climb from 7pm to 9pm. Daytime lighthouse hours are 10am to 4:30pm. Regular climbing fees apply. $3 per person ages 12 and older, $1 per person ages 6 to 11, children under 5 free.
Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at the Cape May Lighthouse! Make your own crafts, listen to songs of the sea, meet the lighthouse keepers, shop for nautical merchandise and more, all on the grounds of the Cape May Lighthouse. Free admission to the activities, separate admission to climb the lighthouse. Free admission to the grounds and activities; Cost to climb the lighthouse: $8 adults, $5 children (ages 3-12).
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse will celebrate National Lighthouse Day with a special ceremony at 11am. Special guest speakers include elected officials, Coast Guard representatives, former lighthouse keepers and historians. admission to the Lighthouse is free from 9am to 4pm and there will also be author and artist signings and a hot dog sale.
For more information on visiting New Jersey lighthouses, be sure to check out our Guide to New Jersey Lighthouses!
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