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Address: 44701 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point, MD
Phone Number: 301-769-2222
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This classic1836 lighthouse includes a museum about the U.S. Coast Guard.

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old time charm

the tour guide is well versed in the history of the lighthouse as well as the equipment used and the typical life of the lighthouse keeper. the gift shop provides a nice variety... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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west chester, pa
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west chester, pa
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

the tour guide is well versed in the history of the lighthouse as well as the equipment used and the typical life of the lighthouse keeper. the gift shop provides a nice variety of keepsakes and nautical items.

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Ben Lomond, California
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful under utilized public park and dock with non-swimming sand beach (rip-tide signs). Pavillon and Picnic tables, 1832 light house, maritime museum. If you walk around the brush on the beach, do not for get to do a tick check. Almost no one visits this place, there is not much signage off the highway, but it is beautiful.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have long had a fascination with lighthouses, so of course I wanted to see this one. It is situated in a beautiful, charming area. It is well taken care of (grounds and all), and even had a volunteer keeper on staff. He must have seen us taking pictures and came out to see if we wanted him to take... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is about the shortest lighthouse I have ever seen, but we are talking about the Potomac River so height is not an issue. One of the oldest lighthouse around. Small quite park. Makes a nice day trip from NV area or other northern locations. Nice pier, nope, no fishing or crabbing. A little museum area. Bathrooms inside for the... More 

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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Really nice lighthouse and quiet area with a lovely beach. We enjoyed sitting and watching the ospray and walking the beach looking for shells.

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Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice area. Friendly workers. Interesting aboveground pipeline no longer in use but I had never seen one like that. Interesting boat exhibit.

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Pennsylvania
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121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a very nice park to visit if you are in the area. You can tour the grounds for free if you like, but for $7 per adult you can climb to the top of the lighthouse, tour the visitor center fully and visit the boat museum. An employee will take you on the tour of the lighthouse, our... More 

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King George, Virginia
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86 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had a nice time over at Piney Point. The attractions consist of a small lighthouse, a small museum, and a separate building with several old style oyster and fishing boats. My kids liked climbing up the lighthouse and looking at the boats; they went through the museum quickly (although they did play with the 'hands-on' engine order telegraph and ship's... More 

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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The staff were extremely friendly. You can view the gift shop free, the personal tours can be arranged for a fee. The museum and gift shop were open to round out the visit to Piney Point. Great place to pack a picnic lunch as there is picnic tables and a covered pavilion. The pier is minutes from the museum and... More 

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High View, West Virginia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was a nice stop before we left Piney Point. The buildings weren't open for the season yet, but it was nice to look at the lighthouse and walk out on the docks and beach area. It's worth it if you like light houses and I think kids would like the area too. They also have a bunch of picnic... More 

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