Climb the 199 steps up to the original, cast iron spiral stairway to the top of the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse and sea staggering view of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, the surrounding nature trails of Cape May Point State Park, and Cape May Point Borough. Interpretive panels on the grounds, at the base and on the climb tell stories of Lighthouse Keepers, the surrounding area, and how the lighthouse functioned historically and today. The Cape May Lighthouse is the third beacon in this location. Still an active aid to navigation, it was retored and is maintained by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture). Since Cape May MAC opened it to the public in 1988, more than 2.5 million visitors have climbed to the top. The Cape May Lighthouse is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The Oil House on the grounds contains a fully accessible Visitors’ Center and Museum Shop.For more information, visit https://capemaymac.org/experience/cape-may-lighthouse/.