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*'''[https://www.capemaymac.org/cape-may-lighthouse Cape May Lighthouse]''', Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. The Cape May Lighthouse 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 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.
*'''Dolphin and Whale watching''' -- some of the boat owners guarantee aquatic mammal sightings on every trip. Dolphins seem to be the normal sighting, as hundreds of dolphins summer around Cape May. Whales? Bottle-nosed dolphins are part of the whale family, but are not the only whales in New Jersey. Humpback and Fin back Whales are sighted with frequency throughout the year. Two or three hour boat rides are common. For example, aboard the '''Cape May Whale Watcher''', tel: (609)884-5445 [http://www.capemaywhalewatcher.com/] (check out the whale videos on the website) you can enjoy a two hour dolphin watch and history cruise or sunset cruise around the island of Cape May, NJ. The "Cape May Whale Watcher" is the original whale and dolphin watcher in New Jersey. Tickets are available through the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) or on the website.Emlen
*'''Salt Marsh''' -- Take a tour of this Atlantic coastal Salt marsh aboard one of the area's boats. For example, aboard the '''Skimmer''', tel: (609) 884-3100, [http://www.skimmer.com/] which will take you on a journey in search of one of the many creatures that live within the salt marsh. The Skimmer is named after one of the many shore birds that live in the area.
*'''Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)''', 1048 Washington St., tel:(609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, [https://www.capemaymac.org/]. Since 1970, the not-for-profit Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) has been bringing Cape May history to life for millions of visitors, providing tours, activities and events from February through December that enhance visitors' experience of this historic seaside town. MAC is the steward of Cape May's three historic sites, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, and the World War II Lookout Tower (Fire Control Tower No. 23), in addition to offering visitors dozens of professionally curated trolley tours, house tours and walking tours that illuminate Cape May's history and architecture. MAC has a professional staff of 24 full-time and approximately 125 part-time professionals who provide visitors information at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, educate the community and schools with dozens of educational programs, lead tours throughout Cape May and the surrounding area, coordinate group tours of Cape May, promote Cape May to local, regional, national and international audiences, provide cultural programming such as the annual Lessons of History lecture and the annual Cape May Music Festival, mount exhibits annually on aspects of local history, and work with partners throughout the resort. MAC has a membership of 3,500, an annual budget of $3.5 million, 80% of which is in earned income, and an annual visitation of 296,000.
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