Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge, Oct 19 & 20


What better way to get to know New Jersey than to use the lighthouses as a guide from town to town?

New Jersey lighthouses and several museums are participating in the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey this weekend (October 19th & 20th). Visitors get to tour the state and visit each lighthouse while helping to raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

Lighthouses have played an important role in New Jersey's history--guarding mariners and protecting the coast for more than a century. The lighthouses encourage the public to take advantage of this special weekend to learn more about maritime history.

Hours of operation for each lighthouse can be found on lighthouse and museum websites listed below, and at www.lighthousechallengenj.org, www.njlhs.org and www.visitnj.org.

Night climbs will be offered as well at Absecon, Cape May, Tinicum, Tuckerton.

Here’s a list of all of the participating lighthouses and museums: