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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

St. Michaels, MD
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
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Owner description: A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

That was the first time I visited a lighthouse. I love lighthouses and I was so happy. The visit is free and it's, actually, a museum, showing the guests how life in a lighthouse was like in the past.

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Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Can't miss this one...great view and some hands on actions for the kids. Great photo opportunities for the family or just a group of friends.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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453 reviews 453 reviews
259 attraction reviews
923 helpful votes 923 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Classic Chesapeake screw-pile lighthouse. Restored nicely. We were a bit spooked on the way to the top. We felt something unusual on our ascent to the fresnel lens. We felt a sudden whiff of cold air in an otherwise closed compartment. It became stronger accompanied by sudden shaking and erratic bouncing sounds. We started to developed goose bumps after we... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It is really cool to walk up to the top and look out at the Mile's River. Nicely curated, great displays.

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PA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
41 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Always enjoy lighthouses - the one was an interesting tour as there are a number of displays inside, and visitors have free reign to look around at their own pace. This is a great attraction for the family, history buffs, or lighthouse enthusiasts!

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Bear, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I recently went to St. Michael's and toured the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. It was a very well restored building and the items on display were really interesting. Makes you appreciate our modern conveniences so much more. The view from the top of the lighthouse is quite remarkable. The cost to enter the park was $15.00; which to me was... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is part of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum and is not your typical tall striped lighthouse. The building is octagonal and has several levels. Displays show how the keeper lived; families not allowed due to danger of this type of building being demolished by ice and other weather problems. Great views of the Miles River and entrance to the Bay... More

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Columbus, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Hooper Strait Lighthouse was great. We climbed to the top of the screwpile lighthouse and experienced the life of a lighthouse keeper including alook at the rea "out"house!

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Magnolia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

What a walk through. A very enjoyable and educationally rewarding experience. The display showed what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper

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Manchester, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The lighthouse is impressive. You can visit the interior rooms to see how the light keepers lived. Rooms are authentically appointed. Best of all, you can go all the way to the top to see the birds-eye view from the top!

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