Welcome to Twin Lights of the Navesink,
a New Jersey State Historic Site

Twin Lights is situated 200 feet above sea level in Highlands, New Jersey. It overlooks the Shrewsbury River, Sandy Hook, Raritan Bay, New York skyline and the Atlantic Ocean. Twin Lights has been used as an aid to navigation over the coastal waters of NJ since 1828. It was used as the primary lighthouse for New York Harbor and was known as the best and the brightest light in North America. The current lighthouse was built in 1862 and replaced the earlier lights which were beginning to deteriorate.

Speaking Event: Stars of the Jersey Shore

Speaker: Regional Historian and Author Karen L. Schnitzspahn
Join us as we shine the spotlight on the area’s remarkable history as a summer retreat for the greatest names in the American entertainment industry.

“In the pre-Hollywood era, theatrical stars flocked to the New Jersey coast to escape from the sweltering heat in Eastern cities,” explains Schnitzspahn. “Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of performers visited or lived in this part of Monmouth County during that time-everyone from Edwin Booth to the Barrymores to Lillian Russell.”


COST:  $25 · Kids/Student: $15.
Meet the Author reception and book signing immediately following.

DATE & LOCATION:  Sunday, November 7th at 4:00 PM
Lighthouse Auditorium Highlands, NJ

Want to Become a Volunteer?

Volunteer at one of the premier Monmouth County destinations.
Flexible hours. Bring your enthusiasm for this National Landmark Treasure!

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