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Assateague Lighthouse

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Address: Assateague Island, VA
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Outstanding Lighthouse

What a beautifully restored lighthouse !!! Just a short walk from the parking area and well worth the drive. We have visited lighthouses along the Oregon shore and we were both... read more

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150 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a beautifully restored lighthouse !!! Just a short walk from the parking area and well worth the drive. We have visited lighthouses along the Oregon shore and we were both impressed at this majestic beauty. Such a classic !!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've climbed many lighthouses around the country, enjoying them all. A short walk along a woodsy path from the parking lot brought us to this little gem. It was a sparkling day in April and not stifling hot. Entrance is free but a donation to support the upkeep is welcome. The number of folks allowed up at one time is... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We drove from Ocean City MD to get there Its about one and half hour.Luckily Yesterday on april 9th there was not much rush like Summer .So I think this is the right time to visit.Its about 175 steps normal person take about 15 minutes to go up and down takes less then that but its fantastic view on top... More 

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Thank Ramesh P
Dover, Delaware
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150 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Go on a clear day when the lighthouse is open. From the bottom it doesn't look nearly as tall as it is. They only let 5-10 folks up at once but the views are worth the wait. At the top you can walk around outside for a 360 degree view, behind a railing of course. The exterior of the lighthouse... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Very pretty views from top. Entrance & gift area are very small. Short walk to lighthouse from parking area.

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Thank krisom
Willow Spring, North Carolina
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visited the lighthouse in December ....it's as beautiful as I remember, part of the trail was closed because of the damage done by bark beetles making it hazardous for anyone walking the path.I did have an encounter with a Delmarva Fox squirrel while hiking up the handicapped entrance. The View is beautiful from this point.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

we have senior pass, so didn't have to pay $8 to get on island. All we wanted to do was see lighthouse and there was no one else there. We did not climb and were not interested in doing so - there is a charge for it and not available this time of year anyway.

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Thank phedelia
Edison, New Jersey
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301 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice lighthouse with great views of Chincoteague. There's limited parking, but the lighthouse is only a short walk from the visitor center. The lighthouse is free with admission to the wildlife refuge. Well worth the visit and the climb to the top.

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Thank P F B
Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stopped by to see this lighthouse on a beautiful day. Took plenty of photos of this great lighthouse. A must see for lighthouse enthusiast.

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Thank Chuck R
Newport, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Just a short hike to see this beautiful structure. It was not open to go inside when we were there but it was still cool to see and the scenery around it was beautiful. We could see the lighthouse from our campsite also which was pretty coo.

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