Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by

It’s amazing how many interesting things are in New Jersey that I had never really noticed. All those years ago in middle school and high school when I thought to myself “I’m so bored” and “New Jersey is SO boring” I never actually stepped back and took a real good look until now. This past weekend my children, husband and I got to see an “Easter Egg” in Southern Jersey that has always been there and only 15-minutes away from where I had grown up. About a week ago I told you about Barnegat Lighthouse and my longing to check out a few lighthouses, well now I’ve caught some sort of bug and can’t get enough of them. This Past Sunday I visited Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse.

Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse nicknamed the "ugly duckling"

Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse nicknamed the “ugly duckling”

Some Facts about Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse:

  • Tinicum has a skeletal structure, that’s why it looks different from the other lighthouse you are used to seeing.
  • There are 112 steps leading to the lantern room.
  • It is 85 feet tall.
  • The lighthouse is an active aid to navigation it is used to navigate past Little Tinicum Island in the Delaware River.
  • The Lighthouse was first lit in 1880.
  • It is the Northern Most Lighthouse on the Delaware River.

 

When is the Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse open?

At this time the first open date for the Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse is October 20th & 21st, 2018.

  • April – October Third Full weekend of each month
  • Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm
Philadelphia Skyline from Tinicum Lighthouse

Philadelphia Skyline from Tinicum Lighthouse

Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse Admission Fees

Donations are greatly appreciated but there is no actual price to climb.

 

What’s Special about Tinicum Lighthouse?

  • Tinicum Lighthouse is more small and personal. The people who volunteer are passionate about their lighthouse and will give you plenty of information not only on the Lighthouse but the history.
  • Tinicum over sees the Delaware River and you can see the Philadelphia skyline.
  • It’s also close to the airport and you can see many airplanes, perfect for the child who loves planes.
  • There are only 112 steps, perfect for your first lighthouse climb.
My children at the entrance of Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse.

My children at the entrance of Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse.

Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse Location:

70 2nd Street, Paulsboro, New Jersey

 

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