The Absecon Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located in Atlantic City, overlooking Absecon Inlet. It is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and is the third tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States. On your visit you can ascend the 228 steps and witness a view of the coast like no other! At the top you can see the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857. Due to a recent multi-million dollar restoration, there’s now more to see than ever. Visit the Keeper’s Cottage, a painstakingly crafted replica of the Lightkeeper’s dwelling, as well as the charming museum and giftshop.
Lucy the Elephant is an iconic pre-1900s feature of Atlantic City. This six-story elephant-shaped building was constructed out of wood and tin sheeting in an effort to attract tourists. It is one of the oldest and best preserved examples of novelty architecture. Lucy has been many things over the years: a restaurant, business offices, a cottage, and a tavern. The stories she could tell! Nowadays, after being moved and refurbished, she is a designated National Historic Landmark and is open to visitors as a museum. Recently, she has been listed on Airbnb. So whether you’re taking a tour or want to stay the night, give dear Lucy the respect she deserves!