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Cape May

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Addition of Oil House Museum Shop information to Cape May Lighthouse entry
*'''Cape May Bird Observatory''' 701 East Lake Drive, tel: (609) 884-2736. Daily 9AM-4:30PM. If birds are your thing, Cape May is the [[Mid-Atlantic]] answer to the [[Everglades National Park|Everglades]]. The wind currents carry migratory birds out over Cape May, so it is one of the best birding spots on this part of the East Coast. Everything from ospreys to herons, to gulls, plover and sand pipers, birding in Cape May is an attraction all by itself. Spring Weekend Festival in May.
*'''[https://www.capemaymac.org/cape-may-lighthouse Cape May Lighthouse]''', Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. The Cape May Lighthouse, located in Cape May Point State Park at the southern tip of New Jersey, in Lower Township, is one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States. It has beckoned to navigators from the mouth of the Delaware Bay since 1859, and is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Still an active aid to navigation, the light, itself, is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, while the tower is maintained, interpreted and opened to the public by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), and is one of Cape May's and New Jersey's most popular attractions. Since MAC restored the tower as a historic site and opened it to the public in 1988, over 2.5 million people have climbed the 199 steps to the tower's Watch Gallery for a glorious view of Cape May, Lower Township, Cape May Point and the mouth of the Delaware Bay. At 157.5 feet, the current tower is the third such structure to be built on the site. The light flashes every 15 seconds, operates nightly, and is visible 24 miles out to sea. MAC lighthouse keeper interpreters answer questions from the public on site about lighthouse history, the historic role of the lighthouse keeper and Cape May history. The Oil House Museum Shop is located on site and offers maritime and lighthouse souvenirs for purchase.
*'''Cape May Point Flag Ceremony''' -- There is a poignant flag lowering ceremony, daily at sunset, at the Cape May Point (the southern shore of the peninsula) in honor of service men and women.
*'''Cape May County Zoo''' -- actually located 10 miles away from Cape May in the small charming town of Cape May Court House, drive to the zoo and see lions, tigers, bears, giraffe, zebras, and many other animals.
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