Barnegat Lighthouse To Reopen Following $1.3 Million Restoration Project
It’s been more than a year since the Barnegat Lighthouse closed for its extensive $1.3 million restoration project. The signature destination along the Jersey Shore will officially reopen to visitors on Saturday, June 10th.
If you’re looking to climb or tour the Barnegat Lighthouse, it will be open from 9 am to 3 pm daily now through Labor Day, weather permitting.
“Barnegat Lighthouse is once again ready to welcome visitors who want to climb it and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the Jersey shore,” Commissioner LaTourette said. “And, for the first time in its history, the lighthouse’s views will be inclusive for all, thanks to a new video feed system, continuing Barnegat Light’s storied tradition as a community beacon.”
According to a press release, the Barnegat Lighthouse had repairs to the interior lantern steel platform, roof repairs, installation of new windows, and more. The iconic structure located in Barnegat Light, New Jersey was originally constructed in 1856.
In the coming weeks, a live feed will also be viewable on the State Park Service’s website thanks to the new cameras that were installed at the top of the lighthouse.
Plus, the new beacon light for the lighthouse, donated by the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse, can be seen for 26.5 miles.
“The State Park Service looks forward to the complete reopening of the lighthouse, which has been a guiding light for sailors, visitors and families for much of its 166-year history,” said John Cecil, Assistant Commissioner for State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites. “Visitors can now add a lighthouse climb or viewing to the many other activities available at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, including fishing, hiking, birding and picnicking.”
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