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

This classic1836 lighthouse includes a museum about the U.S. Coast Guard.

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A Bit of History

A great place to visit when in St. Mary's County, MD. Lighthouses are at the top of my "tourist" list and I really like this one. St. Mary's has so much to offer, and Piney Point... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Fred M
Summerville, South Carolina
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Summerville, South Carolina
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115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A great place to visit when in St. Mary's County, MD. Lighthouses are at the top of my "tourist" list and I really like this one. St. Mary's has so much to offer, and Piney Point Lighthouse is one of them.

Thank Fred M
Toronto, Canada
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200 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We walked here from our hotel. Beautiful little area with lots of history. Very interesting. Great little museum and gift shop here as well. Stop in for a picnic. Beautul - surrounded by water

Thank Deborahjune
west chester, pa
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Anna K
Ben Lomond, California
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Thank BenLomondBungalow
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 

Thank Mary N
Fairfax County, Virginia
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

1 Thank P A
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.

1 Thank rann s
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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.

1 Thank LindaOklahoma
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319 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 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 

1 Thank Jonathan K
King George, Virginia
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97 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

1 Thank Robert G

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