East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

If you enjoy visiting historic places in New Jersey, the East Point Lighthouse should be on your attractions list. This historic lighthouse is located on the Delaware Bay at the mouth of the Maurice River, and has recently been given a superb makeover by the Cumberland County Improvement Authority and the Maurice River Historical Society.

It’s well worth a visit not just for its historical value (it’s currently the second oldest lighthouse in New Jersey), but you’ll also love the natural beauty surrounding this landmark.

According to the East Point Lighthouse Facebook page, the lighthouse was originally constructed in 1849. Its original name was the Maurice River Lighthouse, until its name was changed in 1913. Its purpose through its one and a half centuries of existence has been to show fishermen, oystermen and recreational boaters the way into the Maurice River. By day, the bright red roof has been a landmark for hunters and surveyors, and by night its flashing red light is a beacon for mariners on the bay.

You can now visit the East Point Lighthouse and see its newly refurbished stature, featuring five furnished rooms from its former residents. Then make the climb to the lantern room at the top of the lighthouse for a spectacular oceanfront view. Surrounding the area is a natural habitat for wildlife, great for bird watchers and nature lovers.

The East Point Lighthouse is just one of the many historic attractions you can enjoy while visiting the Vineland area and Cumberland County.

And when you’ve finished your day enjoying the oceanfront view and the walk back in time, take a load off at the Ramada Vineland just a short drive away. Enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep, have a great meal at one of our two dinner spots a short walk away, and enjoy an amazing IHOP breakfast the next morning, all without getting back into the car. Make it a perfect ending to a perfect day…make it Ramada!