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“Nice lighthouse with some interesting places nearby”

Piney Point Lighthouse
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Owner description: This classic1836 lighthouse includes a museum about the U.S. Coast Guard.
Fairmont, WV
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice lighthouse with some interesting places nearby”
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Not a real commercial area. Just an interesting lighthouse in a nice area. A museum, pier, and kayak launch are nearby.

Visited August 2013
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Washington, DC
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Oldest Potomac River lighthouse”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This relatively small lighthouse complex includes the lighthouse, lightkeeper's cottage (open occasionally), and an informative museum, concentrating on life on the Lower Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. There's a nice display of vernacular boats, too. The public beach here is absolutely gorgeous. Be sure to take in adjacent St. George Island. It's beautiful!

Visited December 2012
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Elkton, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The lighthouse”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The lighthouse was closed because it was the off season, but we could still walk around and look at the old bell, the light house and see the keepers quarters.

Visited February 2013
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Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lighthouse a definite stop on your tour”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Go to Piney Point Lighthouse. It's a small lighthouse that is fun to see it's construction. A person from the museum has to escort you to the lighthouse to get inside. It's small and circular. The lighthouse keeper's house is not open to the public. But there's also a small musuem to see boats that are used on the Bay for fishing. It's a small museum, but a fun quick stop.

Visited August 2012
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“We saw the light.”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

The day we went to see the lighthouse, the forecasted high temperature was 105. Even though we went in the morning, it was still brutal by the time we got there. This likely colored our review and it likely should be 4 or even 5 stars.

For it's size, there's nice museum where you buy your tickets. Small, but comprehensive and informative. The little boat museum was closed this day due to the excessive heat. We then went out to the light house and climbed to the top. Know that this is a small little lighthouse, no more than 4 stories. There is no access to the keepers house. We went out to the dock and saw jellyfish and a crab.

Visited July 2012
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