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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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High View, West Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Pasadena, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Nice little lighthouse to see. Nice view of the water too. Look for the osprey nest.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Great location, clean nice rooms, friendly staff and very relaxing. Overall A+

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