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Fenwick Island Lighthouse

RT 54, Fenwick Island, DE
302-436-8100
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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488 reviews 488 reviews
146 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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lewistown, pa.
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Remember when I was little I could see the lighthouse light every night I went to sleep. It wasn't until I grew up that I realized what an important role it played in Fenwick's history. Keeping ships safe with the light!

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