Village of Anglesea, 111 North Central Avenue, North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260

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Open 7 Days a Week
9:00 am to 5:00pm
Last Tour starts at 4:00 pm

2017 Events

May 21st - Sunday - 1pm to 3pm - Bridges of Faith Day
This event celebrates the religious diversity of the town at the site of the
first religious service (Hereford Inlet Lighthouse).

June 17th - Saturday - 10am to 5pm & Sunday June 18th - 10am to 4pm
Maritime Festival - Celebration of all things maritime/seashore. Artisit,
crafters, merchants, authors, historians, historic displays, food, music and more.

July 10th - 10am
Margaret Mace / Wards Maternity Hospital "Baby Reunion"

A reunion and group photo of those born at these two historic facilities.
To be updated with more information when available.

August 7th - Monday - 11am - National Lighthouse Day
The 228th anniversary of the creaton of the U.S. Lighthouse Service.
Special guest speakers include elected officials, Coast Guard representatives, former Lighthouse
Keepers and Historians. Authors and artists signings, hot dog sale,
admission to the Lighthouse is free 9am-4pm

October 21st - Saturday 8am - 6pm &
October 22nd - Sunday - 8am - 6pm
Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey

Statewide festival "Challenge" to visit all 11 lighthouses, 1 virtual tour,
2 Life Saving Stations and 1 museum during the course of the weekend.

December 1st - Friday - 5:30 pm -
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Holiday decorations, music, hot chocolate, cookies, and hot dog sale.
A visit from Santa and the lighthing of the offical Community Christmas Tree.

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is a 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. Learn about the History of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

A park surrounding the Lighthouse is designed with 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 Lighthouse also has a gift shop featuring lighthouse and nautical theme art work, books, miniatures, shirts , hats, mugs and much more.

The garden and grounds around the Lighthouse are wheelchair accessible. A DVD tour is available upon request to those unable to climb the Lighthouse.

We welcome and can accommodate school trips, senior citizen groups and all other tour buses. Special rates are available for groups of 30 or more.

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is open year round.

For days and hours of operation, admission fees and other questions, please visit our Home Page or call 609-522-4520.

Background art courtesy of Donna Elias