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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

St. Michaels, MD
+1 410-745-2916
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Located on the grounds of the Maritime Museum this is a real lighthouse. You can climb up and... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
James H
Arnold, Maryland
Nice visit to an old bay lighthouse

This lighthouse used to be operational in the southern part of the Bay. It was cut into two pieces... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Bruce L
Laurel, Maryland
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A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Located on the grounds of the Maritime Museum this is a real lighthouse. You can climb up and explore with real artifacts and the notebooks from the old Lighthouse keeper. It is easy to step back in time here and imagine what it was like...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This lighthouse used to be operational in the southern part of the Bay. It was cut into two pieces and moved on a barge to the present location in the Maritime Museum where it was reassembled. It is part of the larger collection of Bay...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse is part of the Maritime Museum but it was so fascinating to climb up into it and see the views, see how the lighthouse keeper lived and operated the lighthouse. It was really interesting to read the actual log of the lighthouse keeper...More

1  Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

you must pay admission to see the lighthouse as it is in the Chesapeake Maritime Museum . Worth the admission to see this and other displays

1  Thank budv
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The teens even enjoyed this little adventure and there is plenty of history surrounding this beautiful island! Lots of stairs to the top!

Thank 871traveler
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

1  Thank 432jeffreyd
Reviewed 20 April 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

1  Thank natslive
Reviewed 20 April 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

1  Thank aStoirin
Reviewed 18 April 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 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...More

2  Thank Jenny H
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2 September 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
11 March 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