“Old Barney” is the obvious icon of LBI is the most exciting place to visit on the island. You can climb the lighthouse year round free in the winter and $1 per person in the summer. Radiant bay views from the top make the 220 steps up well worth doing. First lit in 1857, the lighthouse was engineered by Lt. George Meade, who would later go on to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederates at the Battle of Gettysburg just 6 years later. Many angleman fishers fish from the Barnegat Inlet jetty nearby and has previously been named by the Star Ledger as “One of the best fishing spots on the Jersey Shore”. The beauty and history makes Barnegat Light State Park a must see.