Absecon lighthouse is a great historical landmark

September 6, 2018

Close-up view of the lighthouse top

Absecon lighthouse
Latitude: 39.3661, Longtitude: -74.4142

Absecon lighthouse is one of many marine related historical landmarks in Atlantic City. Monument to Christopher Columbus pays tribute to the famous explorer in the shopping district and it is a reminder of a large Italian community. Atlantic city logo also features marine life – two seahorses. There are other monuments and plaques scattered around the boardwalk. If one wants to learn more about the history of the city then visit to Absecon lighthouse and museum is a must.

Monument to Columbus
Beautiful Atlantic City crest with sea horses

Absecon lighthouse marks the entrance to Absecon inlet in Atlantic City however it is not used for navigation anymore. It is a designated historical site and a museum. Lighthouse is very tall, in fact it is third largest in the USA at 52m high (171 feet). Abescon lighthouse is open for visitors to climb all the way upto the where the light is, all 228 stairs. Lighthouse is located at the north-east end of the boardwalk, behind the newly renovated apartment building. The lighthouse is over 150 years old and the museum has lots of educational historical exhibits.

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Absecon lighthouse and casino lights at night, beautiful black and white structure 171 feet tall
Absecon lighthouse in the dusk
Absecon lighthouse and lighthouse quarters museum
Atlantic city cityscape with Absecon lighthouse
Absecon lighthouse historic site at night

 

  Date: 06.09.2018 by FPImages

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