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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

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Address: St. Michaels, MD
Phone Number: 4107452916
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Description: A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current...
A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.
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Vintage Lighthouse

It was the highlight of our trip to the Chesapeake Maritime museum by far and for good reason. Crazy neat and fun history here on display for museum goers to explore. Cool water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It was the highlight of our trip to the Chesapeake Maritime museum by far and for good reason. Crazy neat and fun history here on display for museum goers to explore. Cool water views and fun to see the lighthouse and it's belongings, almost as if things inside were frozen in time. Cool place.

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Savannah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Admission is included with admission to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Visitors to the lighthouse are free to peruse the displays inside the the lighthouse depicting what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family. There are three stories, accessible only by a spiral staircase. A beautiful view awaits you... More 

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Easton, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When you're at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, do not leave without visiting the Hooper Strait Lighthouse. It's on the museum campus, right next to the Miles River. For a great view, go all the way to the top. It's a great opportunity to see how the lighthouse keepers lived before all the lighthouses were automated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It was interesting to see how the lighthouse keeper lived and climb the winding staircase to the top. It rained the day we were there to the visibility was not great but it was still a nice adventure.

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Tilghman, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Hooper Strait Lighthouse was retired and came to the museum as one of its first major exhibits. It gives great insight into the harsh, lonely life of a keeper in the 19th century and the self-guided tour allows the visitor(including children) to explore from top to bottom. There is a good view of the Miles River and St Michaels... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My great-grandparents were lighthouse keepers so we always look for opportunities to check out a lighthouse. What's unique about this lighthouse? It is like a living history museum, filled with the everyday objects the keepers needed and used when it was still a working lighthouse. A great experience.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We didn't go inside this lighthouse. If you pay admission to the Chesapeake Maritime museum, this lighthouse entry is included with admission. However, we got there at 4:45pm when closing was 5pm. After 5pm, you can walk up to the lighthouse and take pictures for free. There is a gift shop there that has some nice articles for sale. This... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A chance to see how a lighthouse keeper lived in such a closed in quarters ----- amazing way of life it must have been

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Lighthouse and area is very pretty. We went there the day after Thanksgiving and no one was there so we walked around and took pictures and decided to come back the following day to visit the gift shop, we were lookig for some nautical decor.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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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Address: Address: St. Michaels, MD
Phone Number: 4107452916
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Talbot County  >  St. Michaels

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