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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

St. Michaels, MD
+1 410-745-2916
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An open door to the history of the Chesapeake Bay

Our visit to the Hooper Strait Lighthouse was interesting to say the least. Located in the same... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Punta Cana
Love lighthouses

Really enjoy lighthouses and think screw piles like this are my favorite type. Very nice and... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2017
Elkridge, MD
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to the Hooper Strait Lighthouse was interesting to say the least. Located in the same complex as the Maritime Museum, walking through the relocated lighthouse was a step back in time. Very interesting learning of the life and solitary times of a light...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

Really enjoy lighthouses and think screw piles like this are my favorite type. Very nice and interesting history as well as you can go inside and see how the light keepers lived. Highly recommend if you like lighthouses - there is a fee as you...More

Thank natslive
Reviewed April 20, 2017

I've seen pictures of this lighthouse for years and always wanted to visit it. Very interesting to see how the lightkeeper lived and how they anchored these lighthouses in the water. Lots of original artifacts and explanations. Nice to go in the "off" season and...More

Thank aStoirin
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Part of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Hooper Straight Lighthouse allows to travel through time and get a glimpse of the life of a lighthouse keeper.

Thank ochassot
Reviewed February 27, 2017

As a total lighthouse junkie, I was pleased to visit the Hooper Straight. It is located within the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, so your admission to the museum includes the lighthouse. As a screw-pile lighthouse, it's easy to climb for those that might struggle with...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2017

We traveled here on a bus trip in May of 2015. The tour guide explained all the history of the lighthouse. We had a bright sunny day and beautiful view of the water.

Thank Vicki_Jim7
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

The renovated light house provides a great experience for all ages. My grandkids really enjoyed it. The view and history provide a point of view and education that few can. For me it is one of the highlights of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime museum which...More

Thank wetired
Reviewed December 28, 2016

What an incredible first hand view of what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper. It was great to see how the rooms were laid out for living space, how the lighthouse worked and the stories of the people who did the job.

Thank Scubachick59
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Average lighthouse. It’s really part of the Chesapeake Bay Martime Museum. So if you’ve paid for the museum, you might as well visit the lighthouse. The lighthouse was moved from its original lacation in the bay, but it gives a good historical perspective of how...More

Thank P F B
Reviewed November 18, 2016

While within the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum make sure to ascend and visit this light house and learn about the history of living in and working the light houses on the Chesapeake Bay...good views. Allow about 20 minutes to take it all in,

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How much time should you allow to see the museum and do the lighthouse tour? What time is the lighthouse tour?
September 2, 2016|
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Response from CBMM_Editor | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. You can spend as little as a couple of hours or two full days exploring the Museum's 12 exhibition buildings and grounds, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. General admission is good for... More
How many steps are there to the top of the lighthouse? are the stairs steep?
March 11, 2015|
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Response from CBMM_Editor | Property representative |
That's a great question! We've never counted but in total there are four flights of steps to the top. The inside steps are spiral, taking you from the first and second floors all the way to the fresnel lens and deck up top... More