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Piney Point Lighthouse

44701 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point, MD
301-769-2222
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This classic1836 lighthouse includes a museum about the U.S. Coast Guard.
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King George, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Great Mills, Maryland, United States
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A bit out of the way, but a nice museum of boating on the Chesapeake Bay and associated rivers and the lighthouse is interesting too. We visited during the Christmas display and the theme in the lighthouse keepers home was Christmas across the decades. Each room represented a different decade, from the Victorian era to the 90s. Pretty cool!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

There is a kayak launch on the property of the lighthouse. You launch into Piney Point Creek. There is an above ground pipeline but once you get past that, it is a very easy and beautiful paddle. There is wildlife and beautiful homes. You can paddle out into the Potomac if you are so inclined.

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Fairmont, WV
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Not a real commercial area. Just an interesting lighthouse in a nice area. A museum, pier, and kayak launch are nearby.

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Washington, DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This relatively small lighthouse complex includes the lighthouse, lightkeeper's cottage (open occasionally), and an informative museum, concentrating on life on the Lower Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. There's a nice display of vernacular boats, too. The public beach here is absolutely gorgeous. Be sure to take in adjacent St. George Island. It's beautiful!

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Elkton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The lighthouse was closed because it was the off season, but we could still walk around and look at the old bell, the light house and see the keepers quarters.

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Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Go to Piney Point Lighthouse. It's a small lighthouse that is fun to see it's construction. A person from the museum has to escort you to the lighthouse to get inside. It's small and circular. The lighthouse keeper's house is not open to the public. But there's also a small musuem to see boats that are used on the Bay... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The day we went to see the lighthouse, the forecasted high temperature was 105. Even though we went in the morning, it was still brutal by the time we got there. This likely colored our review and it likely should be 4 or even 5 stars. For it's size, there's nice museum where you buy your tickets. Small, but comprehensive... More

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