Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
working lighthouse as well as a museum. It is open to the public for
guided and self guided tours. Visitors will learn about the History of
Hereford and get a glimpse of the life of a lighthouse keeper in the
late 19th and early 20th century.
A park surrounding the Lighthouse is
many different garden areas containing over 200 plant varieties. The
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Gardens are planted in the Victorian cottage style and extend right up
to the ocean seawall. They have won several awards, including the
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Suburban Greening Award.
The garden and grounds around the
wheelchair accessible. A DVD tour is available upon request to those
unable to climb the Lighthouse.
We welcome and can accommodate school
citizen groups and all other tour buses. Special rates are available
for groups of 30 or more.
The Lighthouse also has a gift shop
lighthouse and nautical theme art work, books, miniatures, shirts ,
hats, mugs and much more.
"To the Lighthouse!"
All sales from the Gift Shop are used for restoration and preservation
of the Hereford Lighthouse and beautiful surrounding gardens.
THE HEREFORD INLET
by Steve Murray
The first book to
document the history of the
the Anglesea Life Saving Station and the U.S. Coast
You may also order Guardians
of the Hereford Inlet
by mail. Make check payable
to Hereford Inlet Lightouse $25.00
shipping for one book. $6.00 shipping
for more than one. Friends
Mail order to: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
P.O. Box 784
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
Finally - The childrens book that artist Donna Elias and Steve Murray
collaborated on is here! "To the Lighthouse!", published by Exit Zero of
Cape May, is now availble for purchase.
The beautiful but instructive little book was written by Steve and
illustrated by Donna, with 35 lovely watercolor paintings. It is geared
toward younger children and answers many questions, in an enjoyable
way, about Lighthouses. It describes why they were needed, how they
worked, the duties of the Keepers and fun facts about New Jersey
Lighthouses. In the back of the book there is a removable "Assistant
Lighthouse Keeper" certificate for children to fill in their own name
and that can be framed. There is also a place where children can get
the offcial ink stamp of each NJ lighthouse they visit if they take the
book with them on their trips. Adults, as well as collectors of Donna's
art prints, will enjoy this
special book. The cost is $15.00