Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Weekend
10/20/2018 – 10/21/2018
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
COST: $2 (11 and under climb free)
Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is a rain or shine, two-day opportunity to visit 10 land-based lighthouses, one museum and two life saving stations. Participants will pay a $2 registration fee at their first stop and receive the first part of this year’s souvenir. This years souvenir will be a deck of playing cards that will have the image of each lighthouse/museum on the face side of the cards. Challengers have to visit each site before 6pm on Sunday to complete the Challenge and to get the full deck. All Challenge finishers will have their names included in a drawing in which one lucky person will win a huge basket holding $1000 in prizes!
Lighthouses offering night climbs will have extended hours Saturday until 8pm
Note that the fees listed for the lighthouses are to climb and only adult prices are listed. Attending the sites, and collecting The Challenge Souvenirs at each of the sites are included in the challenge. Sites without a fee greatly appreciate all donations, big or small.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Thanks to much support, Tinicum will be once again open for climbing! They will also be proudly participating in a Night Climb this year. Your participation in The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is a large part of what fuels interest in our state’s history and helps us to raise money for maintaining our lighthouses for future generations. Thank you for your continued support!
The Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers and the virtual tour of the Bay lights will be located at the Cape May Lighthouse.
|Site Hours||Site Hours||Fee to Climb?||Restrictions?||Restrooms?||Food Nearby?|
|Absecon||08a – 08p||08a – 06p||$ 7.00||None||Yes (Handicap)||Yes|
|Barnegat||08a – 06p||08a – 06p||Donation Requested||None||Yes (Handicap)||Nearby|
|Cape May||08a – 08p||08a – 06p||$ 8.00||None||Yes (Handicap)||Nearby|
|East Point||08a – 06p||08a – 06p||TBD||None||Yes (Handicap)||Yes|
|Finn’s Point||08a – 06p||08a – 06p||Donation Requested||None||No||Nearby|
|Navesink Twins||Donation Requested||None||Yes (Handicap)||Nearby|
|—North Tower||08a – 06p||08a – 06p|
|—South Tower||09a – 06p||09a – 06p|
|Sandy Hook||08a – 06p||08a – 06p||Donation Requested||Under 48″||Yes (Handicap)||Nearby|
|Sea Girt||08a – 06p||08a – 06p||Donation Requested||None||Yes||Nearby|
|Tinicum||07a – 08p||07a – 06p||Donation Requested||Under 42″||Yes (Handicap)||Yes|
|Tucker’s Island||08a – 06p||08a – 06p||$ 3.00||None||Yes (Handicap)||Yes|
|Tatham Life Saving Station||08a – 06p||08a – 06p||Donation Requested||Handicap Accessible||Yes (Handicap)||Yes|
|U.S. Station 30||08a – 06p||08a – 06p||Donation Requested||None||Unknown||Nearby|
|Barnegat Museum||08a – 06p||08a – 06p||Donation Requested||Handicap Accessible||Yes||Nearby|