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

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Phone - 609-522-4520

Hours: 2017 Season Hours

Open  Seven Days a Week 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Last tour at 4:00 pm



Adults 12 yrs. and up $6.00
11 yrs. and under $3.00

Call for group rates 609-522-4520


                                                        *Members of the Friends of the Hereford Lighthouse - Join Today!
                                                        *New Jersey Lighthouse Society
                                                        *Active members of U.S. Coast Guard.

Tour Both Hereford and Cape May Lighthouses for only $12.00 for adults
and $4.00 for children under 11 years.
Buy combination tickets at Hereford Lighthouse.

2017 Events

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.

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 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.

The Lighthouse also has a gift shop featuring lighthouse and nautical theme art work, books, miniatures, shirts , hats, mugs and much more.

The Giftshop
All sales from the Gift Shop are used for restoration and preservation
of the Hereford Lighthouse and beautiful surrounding gardens.

                                            GUARDIANS OF THE HEREFORD INLET 


                                                                by Steve Murray

                The first book to document the history of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse,
                the Anglesea Life Saving Station and the U.S. Coast Guard Life Boat
                  Station #133.

You may also order Guardians of the Hereford Inlet by mail. Make check payable
to Hereford Inlet Lightouse $25.00 plus $4.00 shipping for one book. $6.00 shipping
for more than one.  Friends $21.25 plus shipping.
Mail order to: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
                      P.O. Box 784
                      Rio Grande, NJ  08242

To The Lighthouse!                          "To the Lighthouse!"
      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

        Background art courtesy of Donna Elias