Jonathan Pitney was responsible for the building of the Absecon Lighthouse. This makes him a hero in our book, saving many lives! Check out some local lighthouse’s ….

light house

The Jonathan Pitney House is so close to many beautiful lighthouses around New Jersey.  We’re just minutes away from the Absecon Lighthouse, which is a 171 foot yellow and black tower that was built in 1857 to mark the dangerous shores of Absecon and Brigantine. After being built, it immediately attracted thousands of visitors to climb its 228 steps.  Absecon Lighthouse still retains its original first order Fresnel lens, which is the only New Jersey light to do so. We recommended stopping at the Absecon Lighthouse to our guests because it is one of the area’s most popular attractions.  This got us thinking that as well as stopping in Absecon, our guests could take a ride to the other local lighthouses to take their tours and learn more about the history of NJ!


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Herbed Baked Eggs Recipe Posted September 12, 2016


Here at The Jonathan Pitney House, we have a fabulous cookbook titled “Breakfast, Brunch, And Much More!” This book contains a series of original breakfast recipes from New Jersey’s Best Bed and Breakfasts. So, it’s only fitting that we tried out one of these delicious recipes for our guests.

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Garden Party Reception Posted June 15, 2016


Garden Party Reception

Join The Absecon Arts Alliance for a Garden Party Reception on Thursday, July 21st at the Jonathan Pitney House. This event will be held from 6:00-8:30 pm and lets you view 25 different beautifully and originally decorated flower pots as local artists paint them right before your eyes. All 25 pots will be on display as 25 artists compete for the title of Best Flower Pot in Town!

Garden Party

Garden Party

Visitors and spectators can also participate as there is a People’s Choice Award, so come out and vote (rain or shine) for your favorite pot! The entry fee is a $5.00 donation, and light fare and drink tickets will also be available

If you have additional questions please contact Bill Parker at [email protected] or Patty Town at [email protected]

More to do In Atlantic City Posted June 2, 2016


As Dr. Pitney first envisioned, Atlantic City  is an energetic and fun filled city with a lot to do.  Aside from the casinos and boardwalk, Atlantic City has a lot of hidden gems that many people may not know about. Below is a list of activities and day trips to do while your visiting the city!

Stockton’s Arts Garage *Free*- The Noyes Arts Garage Stockton University is the cornerstone of the new Arts District in Atlantic City with a mission to promote education, provide resources for emerging artists, and enrich the community.  The Arts Garage houses 15 artist studios, galleries, shops, a café, a flexible classroom studio, and hosts special events throughout the year. As you walk through the breath taking studio you will find individual artists working in their studio spaces, most of which encourage you to ask questions and become involved.



Steel Pier- The iconic Steel Pier is an amusement park that extends over the commanding Atlantic Ocean, and features more than 25 extreme rides, an amusement arcade filled with fun and challenging games. The Steel pier has a long iconic history, first opening in 1898 and being home to the famous diving horse.  The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and many more famous names have even played at the Steel pier! It has been rebuilt many times, and is now a fun amusement ride park.



Ripleys Believe It Or Not!- If you don’t already know, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is a collection of strange and bizarre exhibits from around the

world. They are open every day of the week with ticket prices starting at $16.99. Some things you can expect to find inside is the  spider made from scissors and knives, a roulette table made of over 14,000 jellybeans, and the world’s smallest production.

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Local Restaurants Posted June 1, 2016


Not sure where to eat during your stay? Luckily he Jonathan Pitney House is located right in the heart of Absecon which means it is surrounded by many hometown restaurants. It is hard to pick just one of our favorites, so below is a list of places to eat that are about 5-10 minutes from the Pitney House. 

Smithville Inn  Located just 5 miles in the quaint town of Historic Smithville. Celebrating a special occasion… this is your spot. Great chief and wonderful service. The atmosphere is top notch.

Fred and Ethel’s Lantern light- Causal dinning at it’s best. Located in Historic Smithville this fun local favorite has a well trained staff and indoor outdoor seating. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Black Cat Bar & Grill-Just 1 minutes walk straight down the road from the Jonathan Pitney House, the Black Cat is a hometown Bar & Grill with a relaxed atmosphere, featuring diner standards & Italian eats in old-school, white-tablecloth digs. (walking distance)

High Point Pub  Right across the street from the Black Cat you will find the High Point Pub, an Absecon favorite. This pub has been running for over 50 years and has grown into a relaxed bar with foods ranging from burgers to their weekly special sandwiches. (walking distance)

Mt. Fuji If you’re having a sushi or hibachi craving… this is the place to be. Mt Fuji  restaurant has an extensive Japanese food menu, with the option to sit in a booth or zashiki, or if you have a large party a Hibachi table.

Athenian Garden Athenian Garden is a family-owned and operated Greek restaurant serving traditional home-style Greek recipes and is about 10 minutes down the road from the Pitney House.

Gourmet Italian Cuisine-  If you want a little of everything, Gourmet is your place to eat. They serve it all including seafood,burgers, pizza, and fresh salads at a reasonable price.  Inside you will find the over sized fireplace and lounge area a good addition to giving it the perfect relaxing atmosphere.

Romanellis Garden CafeRomanellis is a great lunch a dinner spot. Just 3 1/2 miles away.