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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

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went here with our dog who went in the lighthouse with us. St Michaels was very accommodating with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
n0ah258
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East Syracuse, New York
Highlight of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

This lighthouse is worth the admission for the entire Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Lots of... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
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Ascend the steps of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse and travel back in time to learn how 19th century lighthouse keepers tended their station in the middle of the Bay. Through this hands-on exhibit, visitors can climb the sea hatch, tend the huge lens...more
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213 N Talbot St, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD 21663-2103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here with our dog who went in the lighthouse with us. St Michaels was very accommodating with letting us bring our dog places.(It was off season) Gwen, the dog went up the winding stairs and back down with my husband.

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Reviewed August 1, 2018

This lighthouse is worth the admission for the entire Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Lots of stairs but each level has restored rooms just as if the lighthouse keeper had stepped outside. Wonderful views of the harbour and rest the the museum grounds.

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

After taking an awesome sail on the Rebecca T. Ruark with Capt. Wade Murphy, hubby & I drove back through the cute town of Saint Michaels, MD. We are also avid lighthouse enthusiasts and wanted to see the Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Its our first ever...More

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CBMM_Editor, Public Relations Manager at 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and especially for your review. We do have reduced, drop-in ticket prices at the end of the day, if you are interested in just seeing the lighthouse. Otherwise general admission is good for two days, and...More

Reviewed June 23, 2018

Loved the views & learning the history of the lighthouse from how it was moved to new location & about the lighthouse keepers.

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Reviewed June 16, 2018

The lighthouse was one of our favorite parts of our museum visit. This is a self-guided tour that features the history of the lighthouse and the extraordinary people who staffed it for many, many years. Visitors can walk through the rooms and get a first-hand...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

I wanted to check out this but you have to have a ticket to the Museum in order to do that. I didn't realize this until we went to see it.More

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CBMM_Editor, Public Relations Manager at 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you for your recent visit and especially for taking the time to write your TripAdvisor review. We'd love for the entire museum to be free for everyone, every day, but until the museum is fully endowed, admission is needed to sustain this non profit....More

Reviewed April 28, 2018

Very interesting to see a lighthouse tended by an individual who lived in it off shore. I highly recommend a trip to the maritime museum.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Brought us down to this cute little town. I was told by a friend to not miss the lighthouse and glad I listen. Not only can you go into the lighthouse but it has a nice collection of light house bells and a couple boats...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

You do have to climb quite a few steps, especially the narrow winding staircase up to the top level, but it's worth it to see the wonderfully recreated furnishings, foodstuffs, diaries, photos, and lifestyles of the men who tended the lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay....More

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

It is in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and worth the price of admission just on it's own. Not only did we get a nice education, but you could almost feel what it was like to be the lighthouse keeper. We were the only people...More

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tp1901al
September 2, 2016|
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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
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claimsgal
March 11, 2015|
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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
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