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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
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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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Great time visiting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Dancerose
Westminster, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank WhiteCatWriting
College Park, Maryland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Engine99
Florida
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71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Alexsa B
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Kittykats4me
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank JoAnn M
Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A great place to visit when in St. Mary's County, MD. Lighthouses are at the top of my "tourist" list and I really like this one. St. Mary's has so much to offer, and Piney Point Lighthouse is one of them.

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