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

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Fairfax County, Virginia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
69 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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