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Fenwick Island Lighthouse

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
jenniebdot
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Maryland
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Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Phoenix, AZ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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