East Point Lighthouse


East Point Lighthouse is an active lighthouse built in 1849, situated on the picturesque Southern Bayshore in Cumberland County, New Jersey.   This fully restored and furnished lighthouse with its beacon on each night serves as both an active navigational aid serviced by the United States Coast Guard as well as a year round museum, thanks to the work of the Maurice River Historical Society that manages the historic site.  Through the work of the non-profit historical society that oversaw the full restoration, fully furnished, maintains and manages the lighthouse, it’s open to the public to climb/tour and for special events year round.  Both the Lighthouse and grounds surrounding the lighthouse are on the National Historic Registry.  East Point is the second oldest lighthouse in New Jersey and the only remaining New Jersey land based lighthouse on the Delaware Bay.  The two story Cape Cod style lighthouse with its distinctive red roof by day and blinking red beacon by night, marks the mouth of the Maurice River on the Delaware Bay.  East Point is known for its rich maritime history, spectacular views, wide variety of wildlife and beautiful sunsets, making it a popular destination for tourists, artists, photographers, wildlife and history enthusiasts alike.    

Also onsite there’s a Lighthouse Gift Shoppe, parking, picnic area, a beach (except during high tides) and ADA ramp to the first floor of the Lighthouse.  The grounds and beach are always open to the public.  To tour the Lighthouse Museum and visit the Lighthouse Gift Shoppe, please check the schedule for available times and dates.    For more information visit the Friends of East Point Light Facebook page or call (856) 785-0349.

    • Flooding can be a concern so please call (856) 785-0349 for accessibility conditions.  
  • Fees to tour & climb East Point Lighthouse museum are – 
  • $8 for adults
  •   $4 for students 11 – 18 years old
  • Free for children 10 & under

East Point Lighthouse is Open year round

for tours and special events.


January – April  

In January, February, March & April the lighthouse & gift shop are open every 1st & 3rd weekends, 

both Saturday & Sunday – 11:00-4:00. 


May – December  – 

Starting in May and running through December, the lighthouse & gift shop are open every weekend, 

both Saturday & Sunday11:00-4:00.

                                              (extended hours for some special events)

Next Special Event …








Take the virtual tour –

Step Back in Time at East Point Lighthouse







Help Save East Point Lighthouse –

Help save the NJ State/NJDEP owned East Point Lighthouse from the threat of erosion and government bureaucracy!  Contact the Governor of New Jersey and the Commissioner of the NJ DEP and let them know the time is NOW to properly address the erosion at East Point and also offer a reasonable and workable management lease like given to the other New Jersey Lighthouses before it’s too late.  The historic East Point Lighthouse and the Maurice River Historical Society that has managed the lighthouse for over 50 years both deserve to be treated with the same respect as the other NJ Lighthouses.  





Photo by Nancy Patterson

 Photo by Nancy Patterson 

Photo by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Marilyn Barratt

Photos by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Nancy Patterson

Photo by Nancy Patterson



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