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Address: RT 54, Fenwick Island, DE
Phone Number: 302-436-8100
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lighthouse marks the spot between MD and DE.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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

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Mt Airy, MD
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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.

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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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 

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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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.

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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.
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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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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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