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Address: RT 54, Fenwick Island, DE
Phone Number: 302-436-8100
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Historic Landmark

Located up the block from the Atlantic Coast Inn, in the middle of a neighborhood, you will find the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. It stands 87-feet tall, and began protecting... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Middletown, New Jersey
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Saint Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I learned a lot about the Mason and Dixon Line and the southern counties of Pennsylvania. The result was the division of Delaware into Confederacy and Union areas. Any trip to Ocean City would be enhanced by a short trip to nearby Fenwick Island in Delaware. Access is easy and plenty of parking on the street right in front of... More 

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Washington, D.C.
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was pretty excited to stand at the Transpeninsular line, but will be honest. It was pretty anti-climatic. I was hoping there would be an attendant there, someone that could stamp my "Parks Passport" or something. But it's just there by itself, fenced in. Doesn't even really appear as anyone is taking care of it (although I'm sure someone must... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Located up the block from the Atlantic Coast Inn, in the middle of a neighborhood, you will find the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. It stands 87-feet tall, and began protecting mariners on August 1, 1859 and still remains in operation to this day, casting its light 15 miles out to sea. The lighthouse itself was built on the eastern edge of... More 

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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you seriously were not looking for this you would never know it was here. It is in the middle of a trailer park on a private road. The only way to get a picture is by pulling off the side of a busy road and shooting from the car. It is cool how it is still functional though.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very close to Ocean City Maryland along the way to or from Rehoboth Beach, right off the main drag Coastal Highway, a nice place to pull over for a few minutes and check it out and takes pictures, but I have never known this lighthouse to be open to the public. If you are a lighthouse lover, like myself it's... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I am not even sure why this is listed on here, but we went to see it. Hard to get there as it is just in the middle of a trailer park. Very odd. The lighthouse was not open to the public, but you could take a picture. Definitely not a destination. Just stop by if you are in the... More 

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This stop is fine if you are already taking advantage of the mini-golf, fisher's popcorn, or watermark next door. But not necessarily worth the trip to see alone.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The location of this Lighthouse is strange to say the least, It is right in the middle of a trailer park. The best access is to park on 146th Street, traffic was light while I was there and this seemed legal. The transpenisular marker and the light house are in the same place. It's a bit disappointing that the lighthouse... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was so disappointed, as a lighthouse enthusiast that we could not find a place to park in order to explore. Upon driving past, it did not appear there was much it check out, anyway. I love the history of the coast, and it would have been nice to have more access to the lighthouse, or at least a place... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A quick stop and a cool experience. We have visited a few times before, but this time it was open. The lady who greeted us was very nice and informative. You aren't able to climb to the top unfortunately. We enjoyed the pictures and items they had inside though. Cool historic site. Only bad thing is there is a old... More 

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Address: RT 54, Fenwick Island, DE
Phone Number: 302-436-8100
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island

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