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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

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Address: St. Michaels, MD
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A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current...

A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.

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Love lighthouses

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elkridge, MD
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Elkridge, MD
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 can only enter thru the museum which has a fee.

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Jarrettsville, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 mid-week when there weren't too many people.

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Reviewed 27 February 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 stairs. The inside contains a ton of information about the history of the lighthouse and... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 February 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.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 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 preserves the unique heritage of the Bay. I loved the story of the various keepers... More 

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Reviewed 28 December 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.

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Edison, New Jersey
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Reviewed 26 November 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 lighthouse keepers lived isolated from the mainland - like the barrels to catch rainwater for... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 November 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I'm not sure why this is listed separately. I don't think you can get to it without paying the museum admission and getting access to the rest of the museum. Its a nice little bay lighthouse with three levels. A spiral staircase inside leads to the other levels. Getting out to the deck on the top level is through a... More 

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