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The Historic Absecon Lighthouse is the third tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States nestled on the north end of Atlantic City, New Jersey overlooking the Absecon Inlet. Recognized as the tallest structure of the state, the coastal lighthouse was constructed in 1854 and lit for the first time on January 15, 1857. Although it still shines every night, the lighthouse was decommissioned back in 1933 and is no longer an active navigational facility.

In 2002, a recreation of the keeper's room was opened and functions as a museum and gift shop. For a small donation, visitors may go up to the watch room and external gallery. Aside from the educational tours, the Historic Absecon Lighthouse also offers an overnight program for winter arts program for kids and scouts, as well as a number of special events throughout the year.

One of the highlights of the oil house is its Fresnel Lens exhibit which is made possible through the backing of the New Jersey Historic Trust, and the Community Development Block Grant program of Atlantic City. It is located in the original Oil House on the property and registered on the Historic American Buildings Survey, the National Register of Historic Places, and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

The lighthouse was designed by George Meade and to this day still retains its original first-order fixed Fresnel Lens. As the light was fixed, it does not have a land-ward segment that allows people to view up in the lens where the keepers had it for safe keeping. In 1964, Jack E. Boucher oversaw and conceptualized the preservation of the lighthouse.

The Historic Absecon Lighthouse's museum housed in the replicated 1925 Keeper?s House exhibits shipwrecks, lighthouse and keepers history, local memorabilia, restoration photographs and ocean life.
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