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Address: Lighthouse Avenue & 146th Street Intersection, Lighthouse Avenue & 146th St Intersection, Fenwick Island, DE
Phone Number: 302-436-8100
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Just stopped to take a peek at the outside of the Lighthouse. There were no signs that I saw directing you to a visitor center or anything of the like. We tried to find parking... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
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882 reviews
364 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Just stopped to take a peek at the outside of the Lighthouse. There were no signs that I saw directing you to a visitor center or anything of the like. We tried to find parking for the actual lighthouse beside the trailer park but did not see any. There is a trailer park on one side and a road on... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Really interesting that this lighthouse was the dividing line between Maryland and Delaware. After a severe storm the Fenwick Island was part of the adjoining land and no longer an island. Nice landmark well worth the stop and snapshots.

Thank Gary G
Norwich, Connecticut
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311 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The lighthouse was open when we visited that we could go inside and look around at the bottom at some of the artifacts and history. We were disappointed though that we couldn't climb it, apparently no one can. But at least we got to go in and talk to the woman there who told us some of the history of... More 

Thank nutsgoalie
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Wasn't open during the weekday. Surrounding this lighthouse is houses and many trailer homes. Clean area looks like a lot of retiree lives in this community. The lighthouse is fence in. Difficult trying to obtain a picture without getting electrical wires in the picture. Very easy to get to from Ocean City MD.

1 Thank Betty Z
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There's really nothing to see. You can't go up. Just walk around the base, which takes 10 seconds or less

Thank stephen b
Mt Airy, MD
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You really can't get on to the site -- it apparently is privately owned, and fenced off. Don't waste your time here.

Thank DannyandDeanie
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A neat little stop. It is a must while visiting Fenwick Island. It is FREE. You can't go up in the lighthouse but there you can enter the base and view some artifacts and interact with the volunteers on duty. It is still in use. The fun thing for us was that if you stand on one side you are... More 

2 Thank like2travelondcheap
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped after church. The guide was so helpful and made good recommendations to another museum. It was cool to check out the bottom because you are not permitted to climb up. It was neat to listen to the history and see the keepers salaries.

Thank hcs922
Saint Petersburg, FL
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54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

Thank guglielmotti
Washington, D.C.
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8 reviews
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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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