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Fenwick Island Lighthouse

RT 54, Fenwick Island, DE
302-436-8100
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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Beltsville, Maryland
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42 helpful votes 42 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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