*Seeing Stars is the new exhibit of the Twin Lights Museum.
The Seeing Stars exhibit features rare flags from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries — many of which have never been put on public display – as well as important patriotic art and artifacts that help visitors explore themes that include our country's profound commitment to freedom and the rich cultural history of American immigrant experience.
The American flag plays an important role here at the Twin Lights, as the lighthouse was where the Pledge of Allegiance was given for the first time as America's official oath of loyalty in 1893.
Sunday Lecture Series Begins with a Splash Rutgers Marine Scientist Looks at Life in our Estuaries
The Twin Lights Historical Society presents Rutgers professor and author Ken Able Ph.D. as the first speaker for the 2015–16 season of the Millicent Mercer Johnsen Lecture Series.
Dr. Able’s presentation, entitled Station 119; From Lifesaving to Marine Research, is open to the public free of charge at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 15 in the South Tower auditorium. Following the presentation, he will be signing copies of his book, Station 119, which covers the history of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station and research in southern New Jersey estuaries—where he has worked since the mid-1980s. Among his myriad areas of expertise is the life history and ecology of fishes, with emphasis on habitat quality.
Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a space, contact the Twin Lights Historical Society at (732) 872–1814.
Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey 2015
October 17th & 18th
Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is a rain or shine, two-day opportunity to visit 11 land-based lighthouses, one museum, and two life-saving stations. Participants will pay a $2 registration fee at their first stop and receive a passport book. The "Challenge" is to visit each site and get their book stamped as proof of their visit. Everyone that completes the Challenge will be included in a drawing in which one lucky person will win $1000 in prizes.
The Twin Lights Lighthouse will be open from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The newly opened museum "Seeing Stars" will also be open for your enjoyment.
We will be selling T-shirts and pins for the event.
(which are available for purchase)
The hours of operation & directions for each lighthouse are listed at
Visionary Video, which produced our Best Documentary-winning film on the history of the
lighthouse, has begun work on You Heard It Here First: The Pledge of Allegiance at the Twin Lights. Emmy-, SAG- and Golden Globe-winning actor Ed Asner has completed narration on the film for the Society, and also filmed a brief spot supporting the Twin Lights Historical Society for our use. When Ed first offered to get involved in the project, we only expected him to read the opening. However, after reading the script he insisted on doing the entire film!
Park grounds are open from 9:00 to 4:30. Gates close promptly at 4:30pm - vehicles should not be left unattended on the property.
Please call 732.872.1814 if you have any questions.
Twin Lights Lighthouse strives to maintain a regular schedule of visitation, however there are times when the lighthouse is closed due to unforeseen events. If you are traveling to the lighthouse, please call for current hours of operation, as they may have changed.
For special events at the site including professional photography, weddings & birthdays please contact the Superintendent at Maggie.Mitchell@dep.nj.gov