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Directions to Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Lightkeeper's bed in Hereford Inlet Lighthouse museum exhibit
The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is a must-see because of its small size. It's a lighthouse that you can actually get to feel like you know, and therein lays its charm.
Built in 1874 and moved 150' inland to its present location
in 1913 after storm damage, the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is the size of
a house. The keeper lived in it. Today, the building contains the keeper's
bedroom, a gift shop and a small museum.
Part of the museum exhibit downstairs is this old beacon
with its fresnel lenses, an example of 19th century technology that allowed
a small lamp to throw a beam of light for miles out to sea.
Fresnel lenses in exhibit
Circular steps lead down from the beacon.
"Directions and information: The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is at First and Central Avenues in North Wildwood, Cape May County, New Jersey. Open daily during the Summer.
Garden State Parkway Exit 6 to North Wildwood, look for signs or turn left onto 1st Avenue soon after you get into town.
See more about Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in the video "Great Places in South Jersey"
NJSOUTH to go to Hereford Inlet's own website
© 1998- 2004 Clay Mikolasy, Producer of "Great Places in South Jersey"