Absecon Lighthouse on Rhode Island Ave. in the Atlantic City inlet area.

ATLANTIC CITY – Absecon Lighthouse will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day in July and August, and till 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Labor Day, with the last climb a half-hour hour before closing.

Adding to the excitement is free yoga practice sponsored by The Leadership Studio 6 p.m. Thursday evenings.

The first Full Moon Climb to see the moon rise over the ocean of the summer season will be held 9 p.m. this coming Sunday evening. If you’ve never experienced the 360-degree view of Atlantic City’s skyline at night, you’re in for a treat.

Parking, exhibits and the  Keeper’s Cottage museum are free. Admission to climb the 228 steps to the top is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for children 4-12, and $5 for Atlantic City residents. Active military are free.

Dogs on leashes are welcome on the 2-acre lawn and in the museum space. Masks and social distancing are required. Plexiglass shields are installed in the gift shop and Watch Room at the top of the lighthouse for your safety, and plastic gloves will be issued to climbers.

First lit in 1857, the Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest in the country. It is the oldest man made structure in Atlantic City, boasts a first order Fresnel lens still in place at the top, and offers fabulous views of Atlantic City and Brigantine.

Absecon Lighthouse received a general operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. For more information, call 609-449-1360 or visit www.abseconlighthouse.org.

Categories: Atlantic City

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.