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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

St. Michaels, MD
+1 410-745-2916
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You have to PAY admission to see

I really should have poured over the reviews, since none were overly obvious and I saw a cute... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Great Lighthouse

If you enjoy lighthouses like I do this is a must to visit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
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A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

I really should have poured over the reviews, since none were overly obvious and I saw a cute lighthouse and wanted to go. You have to pay $15 per admission (for adults, cheaper for children and seniors(?)) to see the lighthouse. Parking is free, but...More

Thank MrsTCT
Reviewed 19 June 2017

If you enjoy lighthouses like I do this is a must to visit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Walking around the lighthouse gives you a good idea of how life was on this when it was out in the Chesapeake Bay. Go to the...More

1  Thank redsnut1355
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 9 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 21 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
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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