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Let the Beam Shine Clearly!

The Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park organization continues to ensure that the beam shines brightly by contracting to have the beacon room windows cleaned twice a year.

We would like to express our thanks to Renee Holzwarth of North End Window Washing for her fine work.
Magnetic World Map 
Added to the Interpretive Center

Visitors come to Barnegat Lighthouse State Park from near and far.  Upon visiting the Interpretive Center, one can appreciate the distances traveled to our park by viewing our new magnetic world map on display.  All of us are proud to know how appreciated Old Barney is in all 50 U.S. states and around the world.  A pin indicates visitors from each of 56 countries around the world.  All 50 U.S. states are represented.

​All guests are encouraged to sign our Log of Visitors.  
Photos of the Gazebo Project during construction
(A 24-ft Octagonal Gazebo for Your Enjoyment)

FRIENDS OF BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS SINCE 2007
LIGHTHOUSE


REPLACED OLD, FADED PANELS AT THE TOP OF THE LIGHTHOUSE
PURCHASED NEW FRESNEL LENS AND 8,000 ATTENDED THE RELIGHTING
THE PANELS AND FRESNEL LENS ARE MAINTAINED THROUGH FOBLSP FUNDING
















INTERPRETIVE CENTER

PURCHASED MULTI-ZONE IRRIGATION SYSTEM AND INSTALLED GARDENS AROUND THE CENTER
GARDENS ARE PROFESSIONALLY MAINTAINED THROUGH FOBLSP FUNDING













INSTALLED OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD TO KEEP THE PUBLIC INFORMED
STAFF THE CENTER DAILY DURING THE SEASON AND ON WEEKENDS IN THE SPRING AND FALL

FOR LECTURE SERIES
OFFER FREE WINTER/SPRING LECTURE SERIES ANNUALLY
PURCHASED NEW CHAIRS AND STORAGE SHED FOR THE CHAIRS
INSTALLED ENERGY-EFFICIENT BULBS
PURCHASED LAPTOP & PROJECTION DEVICE FOR LECTURERS  











FOR THE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
PURCHASED TABLE, TV/DVD COMBINATION, AND EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS PERTAINING TO BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE AND OTHER LIGHTHOUSES
PURCHASED A MANNEQUIN WITH A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S UNIFORM (1920) 
ADDED DIGITAL PHOTO FRAMES




























PURCHASED 6 MUSEUM DISPLAY CASES, MUSEUM ARTIFACTS AND REPLICAS, FISH FOR DISPLAY, AND WOOD HAND-CARVED SHORE BIRDS AND MUCH MORE

SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
INSTALLED SECURITY SYSTEM AT THE LIGHTHOUSE AND THEN REPLACED THE SYSTEM WHEN IT WAS DESTROYED BY LIGHTNING WITH A MORE SOPHISTICATED SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
A NEW SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (WITH A RECORDABLE DVD) WAS INSTALLED AT THE LIGHTHOUSE ALONG WITH AN INTERCOM SYSTEM (THE SYSTEM IS CONNECTED TO THE OFFICE FOR CONTINUED MONITORING)

















INSTALLED SECURITY SYSTEM IN THE INTERPRETIVE CENTER

AROUND THE PARK
PURCHASED NEW PICNIC TABLES
PURCHASED A LARGE PLANTER WITH PLANTS (ANNUALS) IN FRONT OF THE CONTACT STATION
PURCHASED SIGN FOR THE FRONT OF THE CONTACT STATION WELCOMING VISITORS  
PURCHASED NEW BRONZE PLAQUE DESCRIBING THE HISTORY OF BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE TO REPLACE THE OLD SIGN NEXT TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
ADDED A GAZEBO TO THE PARK
ADDED A BRONZE STATUE OF A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER IN HONOR OF LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS AROUND THE WORLD

HOST FREE NIGHT CLIMBS AND CONCERTS FOR THE PUBLIC

The Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park added a gazebo to the park in 2016.
The Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park donated a bronze statue of a Lighthouse Keeper dedicated to all of the Lighthouse Keepers of the World.  A dedication ceremony was held on National Lighthouse Day, August 7, 2019.
Come see our latest addition to the park!

As a tribute to the Lighthouse Keepers of Barnegat Lighthouse, we have added a bronze plaque listing the names and terms of service of each of the Lighthouse Keepers of Barnegat Lighthouse.