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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

St. Michaels, MD
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.
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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 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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olyphant , pa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small compared to the tall ones out there. However, the life of a lighthouse keeper was nicely displayed. Good self guided tour, great questions to ponder especially for kids. Ok and the guy in the bunk scared me! Didn't expect it. Fun and educational!

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Brandy Station, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Took a drive to see the Lighthouse. Very interesting. There are so many different types of lighthouses and like to see what each are like.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The best part of touring the Chesapeake Maritime Museum! Touring the 18th century Hooper Strait Lighthouse brought here to rest. You can walk through all rooms with artifacts from the days when the keepers lived there 5 miles out to see for months at a time and get to know their duties - and harsh life conditions.

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NJ
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This lighthouse was great for kids because its hands on... turn a crank and make the lighthouse bell sound, and they encourage you to open all the drawers and doors in the lighthouse. Love that! They even have a lighthouse keeper picture on the wall that comes to life with a video... I love those surprises !

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have visited many lighthouses, but this will be one of the most memorable. It is unique and I love the way that encouraged folks to look at everything... and the bathroom sign... I will be chuckling about that for years to come! A must-see when you visit the CBMM in St. Michaels.

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Queenstown, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was a lot of fun to learn how a lighthouse keeper lived while tending to his work. The CBMM did an amazing job of outfitting the building with everything a lighthouse keeper would use. It's also really nice to have the ability to climb the tower to the top, feel the breeze and take in the beautiful view.

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