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Piney Point Lighthouse

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Address: 44701 Lighthouse Rd, Piney Point, MD 20674-3014
Phone Number: 301-769-2222

This classic1836 lighthouse includes a museum about the U.S. Coast Guard.

This classic1836 lighthouse includes a museum about the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Attractive Grounds

We really didn't tour the attractive lighthouse or museum due to time commitments, but we did walk the grounds and enjoy the fishing pier on site. The site is adjacent to the oil... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
William S
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really didn't tour the attractive lighthouse or museum due to time commitments, but we did walk the grounds and enjoy the fishing pier on site. The site is adjacent to the oil pipeline and storage tank complex so occasionally tankers are anchored at the dock while dumping off or loading on oil. We happened to see a tanker at... More 

Thank William S
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This was a great visit for the kids the morning before a wedding. They loved the pier, water and the lighthouse and park area. It is very clean, well kept and organized. A great way to spend a few hours

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a small waterman's museum featuring the lighthouse and the lighthouse keepers house. There were several very interesting exhibits in the static museum, as well. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse but the steep stairs are not for the faint of heart or those leary of heights. A great view makes it worthwhile, though.

Thank Dancerose
Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Pay the entrance fee to enjoy the small (but informative) museum and climb up the lighthouse. Do not miss their boat exhibit (separate building) which is excellent. Docents do a great job. Lovely park and pier offer charming water views. Interesting interpretation about a Nazi submarine will fascinate all ages. We spent about and hour here and enjoyed every minute!

Thank WhiteCatWriting
College Park, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

I agonized (I really did, I take these reviews very seriously) over giving this attraction "only" a "3" -- this little place has much going for it. Basically you've got a stubby little lighthouse with a moderately interesting history, the keeper's house, a tiny visitor center, and a "maritime museum." Grounds, exhibits, and facilities, all beautifully maintained. Staff friendly and... More 

Thank Engine99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Neat little lighthouse with much history. The quarters are not open for viewing but there is a great little marine museum on the property.

Thank Alexsa B
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

I don't know why people complain that the lighthouse is short. You get a great view of the surrounding area. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. The lighthouse museum is full of artifacts and stories about this and other lighthouses on the rivers. The boat museum is full of interesting historical boats and information. The park is very pleasant.... More 

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New Carlisle, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

We went looking for it and found a big house behind it. It might have been a museum or something but the lighthouse was so short you couldn't see it past the house. It being off season, we felt like we'd be intruding on someone so passed.

Thank Kittykats4me
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

I had visited the park a few times, but this was my first time climbing the lighthouse. In case you are wondering, it is not very high. You will be at the top in less than a minute. The tour guide was great. She was dressed in a seaman's attire. The downside is that they are only open seasonally mainly... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

this was an amazing trip back in time to this lighthouse's heyday and all the glory this time period had to offer. It was an adventure climbing into this small lighthouses area and seeing first hand what it would have taken to be the keeper of the light.

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