Lucy the Margate Elephant

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Ken S. ·
Reviewed October 16, 2014
Lucy is an icon of the Jersey shore, and is on the National Historic Register. She is complete unique. I've been visiting her for many years, but today was the first time I went inside and took the tour. Another item off my bucket list, and a big one. Please support Lucy in any way that you can.

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Wendy ·
Reviewed September 21, 2014
The tour guide who had was dry and didn't say much. Neat going inside.

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Kaleo B. ·
Reviewed August 9, 2014
It's a very interesting, quirky historical site.

What You'll Get


Choose Between Two Options

  • $10 for admission and a tour for two adults ($16 value)
  • $15 for admission and a tour for two adults and two children ($24 value)

Visitors take a tour of the six-story-high novelty building Lucy the Elephant. On the tour they learn about the elephant-shaped building's history and unique architecture, as well as climb a spiral staircase up to the howdah on the elephant's back. There, visitors get a 360-degree glimpse of the shore.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Lucy the Elephant


In 1881, arriving by water or rail, visitors to the Jersey Shore met a rather startling sight: an elephant, trunk lowered in a feeding position, towering six stories high. The elephant–shaped building, nicknamed "Lucy," was designed to attract prospective real-estate buyers to Margate, New Jersey. The brainchild of the elephant, James V. Lafferty Jr., actually had designed three gigantic elephants, but by 1969, only a derelict Lucy was left. Thanks to the dedicated Save Lucy Committee, which formed in 1970, the landmark—now listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks—reopened in 1974.

Constructed from wood and metal, Lucy weighs 90 tons; her ears each weigh 2,000 pounds alone. Every 30 minutes, guided tours enter the spiral stairway in her hind legs, which climbs through her insides up to the howdah on her back. This perch affords a stunning 360-degree view of Josephine Harron Park and the surrounding shore, where beachgoers sunbathe, splash in the water, and struggle to pay the mortgage on their sandcastles.

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