With summer over and people getting into their winter and holiday routines, the Twin Lights Auditorium, which contains the Highlands Exhibit as well as the South Tower are now closed to visitors. The museum, North Tower, and grounds will remain open to visitors during the regular hours of operation. But it has been an exciting summer season with so many visitors who have never had the opportunity to climb the South Tower coming back down to brag about how great it felt, how spectacular was the view and how exciting it was to climb both towers. The Twin Lights Historical Society is indeed grateful to the New Jersey Department of Parks and Forestry for providing this rare opportunity to all our visitors, and from the enthusiasm of those who took advantage of it, it will be another spectacular season next year when the Tower is expected to be open once again. In the meantime, take advantage of the off season to spend some more time visiting the other spectacular exbibits in the Twin Lights Museum. The Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and of course those who want can still climb the North Tower and appreciate that very unique view. The grounds are open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Take advantage of beautiful fall days to appreciate a view like none other from the front of the Museum, read the signs on the outdoor exhibits, and imagine how it all looked more than 150 years ago or so when this magnificent structure was such a standout on its high hill along the Jersey Shore.
If you’re starting your holiday shopping, think the Museum store because you’re in for a pleasant surprise with the variety and unique gift items that are available there. Look for news on unique gift giving ideas in a future blog, but know there are items at all prices and to fit all personalities and collectors right here in the Museum store.