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Fenwick Island Lighthouse

RT 54, Fenwick Island, DE
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Type: Lighthouses
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Phoenix, AZ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The light dates back to the mid 1850's take the time to stop by and take some pictures and read the historical marker. Limited access as it overseen by local volunteers, check for times when its open mostly weekends. Its the towns most recognized landmark, and worth the time to check out.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

When I went to visit it was closed, but I was able to take pictures. I walked to the lighthouse from my hotel. I really love lighthouses, I live in Indiana where there is only one lighthouse. I was really surprise that it was so far inland.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This old lighthouse is kept up by a private group, and therefore has limited hours, but the plaque out front is very informative. The lighthouse sits right in the Mason-Dixon Line between Maryland and Delaware. It's worth a quick visit.

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Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The lighthouse is a great part of the Mid-Atlantic maritime history. The Friends of the Lighthouse do a lot to keep it up. Disappointing that you can't access the stairway to see the lens.

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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

So glad this historic site has been preserved. Although it was closed when we visited it and the setting was disappointing (was in the middle of a trailer park), the history of the lighthouse was available on a sign. Worth a stop by!!

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New York City, New York
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150 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Definitely not your romantic setting, since this lighthouse has mobile homes on one side and condos on the other, but still historically interesting. It was closed but since I really am not fond of heights it did not matter. The marker itself is a real interesting relic. If you really want to visit, plan your times.

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Beltsville, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I biked by early in the morning, so it was closed. Check tour times before heading over. Placard boards are informative.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The whole experience takes about 15 minutes, so drop by if you are in that part of town. The lady who greets everyone is incredibly nice and has lots of information. The tiny lighthouse is packed with information. The downside is, the hours are limited and you can not climb to the top. On a side note you can stand... More

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Sudlersville, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We were very disappointed. They are all open a few hours and at different time of the year. Would not go back there.

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Canton, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The light house is locate right on the Maryland and Delaware border as far as I could tell. The hours were hand written from 9-12. We got out and took photos and read the plaques. If you like lighthouses call for hours or go early in the morning. We did not go up the light house.

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