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NJ LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE: October 21 - 22, 2017: Visitors can enjoy an opportunity to tour the state and visit each lighthouse over the weekend, and help raise needed funds for the continued preservation of our treasured landmarks.

These majestic beacons have played an important role in New Jersey’s history, guarding mariners and protecting our coasts for over a century. Lighthouses serve as a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. Visit the lighthouses and museums on the Challenge for an opportunity to step back in time and learn more about our state and country’s history.

Directions and hours of operation for each lighthouse can be found on the website Night climbs are being offered at Absecon, Cape May and Tuckerton from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday. The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ is encouraging the public to take advantage of this special weekend to financially support the lighthouses and help to preserve the maritime history of our state... FREE!

Participating Lighthouses & Museums
Barnegat Light Historical Museum
Cape May
Delaware Bay Light house (Virtual Tour)
East Point
Finns Point
Hereford Inlet
Navesink/Twin Lights
Sandy Hook
Sea Girt
Tatham Life Saving Station: Stone Harbor
Tuckerton Seaport
US Life Saving Station: Ocean City

Lighthouse Challenge video here

Cape May Whale Watcher Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise Adventure:
This is also a great time to take a lighthouse cruise and see the lighthouses that are only accessible by boat.
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