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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

St. Michaels, MD
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.
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New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Unique, worthwhile experience. I have seen lighthouse all over the east and west coast but this one is a miniature version with props that take you back in time. You get to really feel what it would be like to love in such a small space with such a big responsibility. With a trip, on the grounds of the museum.

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Potomac
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

It's the main attraction in the CBMM, and St. Michaels. Lovely to look at, and explore. Ascend the steps of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse and travel back in time. Learn how 19th century lighthouse keepers tended their station, Visitors can climb to the sea hatch, tend the huge lens, or stand watch on the lookout for ships. A fun place... More 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The lighthouse has been moved to the Maritime Museum in St Michaels from its original site. The museum and lighthouse are a good way to get the flavor and history of this old town and the Chesapeake Bay. Two hours is about all you will need.

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Southeastern, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

It really is cool. It has a great location, great story and pictures of it in operation back in the day.its a whole family thing to do.

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Washington DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

You haven't been to St. Michaels, if you haven't seen this picturesque landmark at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Inside it gives you a real feel for what life was like in the lighthouse with a fascinating history and exhibits. The light continues to be a beacon at night and we have often stayed at the Harbor Inn or the... More 

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Timonium, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse is an amazing piece of Chesapeake Bay history. It's my understanding that the "spider legged'' (eight legged screw pile) lighthouses are unique to the Chesapeake Bay. The original Hooper Straight lighthouse, erected as a marker to the mouth of Tangier Sound in 1867, was destroyed by shifting ice on January 11, 1877. Rescue efforts for... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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473 attraction reviews
981 helpful votes 981 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Living on the Great Lakes and growing-up on the ocean, I have been to many lighthouses and enjoy them as historic treasures of a past, maritime way of life. Despite visiting many historic lighthouses, I had not had the opportunity to visit a screw-pile lighthouse such as this one located on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and... More 

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BALTIMORE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a great experience to really see what a real lighthouse is like, you can actually go in and climb to the top for a glorious view of the Chesapeake Bay. There are also many maritime museums and shops and restaurants to enjoy on this fun filled trip.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Really enjoyed learning about what life was like on these lighthouses. Some of the exhibits were showing their wear, but it didn't interfere with the learning. I loved going all the way to the top!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The view from the top of the lighthouse is worth the climb. It was nice to see how they actually lived inside.

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