Absecon Lighthouse is at jct. Pacific and Rhode Island aves. at 31 S. Rhode Island Ave. This restored 1857 lighthouse, the tallest beacon on the Jersey Shore and the third tallest in the country, still has its original Fresnel lens. Visitors can climb 228 steps to the top for a panorama of the Atlantic City skyline, nearby Brigantine and Absecon Inlet. The reconstructed Keeper's House contains a museum. Dogs on leashes are welcome in the museum.