It has beautifully landscaped grounds with numerous floral gardens and butterfly habitats that you can stroll around in for free! There is only a charge if you decide to go inside the lighthouse for a tour. The lighthouse is open year around. The lighthouse is a working lighthouse as well as a museum. The lighthouse was built in 1874. You can read about the history of this lighthouse on their wonderful web site.
This is one of my favorite lighthouses to visit and the beauty of this lighthouse is just incredible. The next time you visit the Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon or Cape May New Jersey areas...make sure you plan an afternoon trip to the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse!