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Lighthouses in Maryland and Virginia

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Lighthouses in Maryland and Virginia

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Several lighthouses mark the coastlines of Maryland and Virginia. Lighthouses are used to illuminate dangerous shorelines and to assist in aerial navigation. As technology has advanced, the number of operational lighthouses has declined and modern lighthouses are more functional and less picturesque. Some lighthouses in Maryland and Virginia have been relocated to coastal museums and are maintained as tourist attractions.

Maryland Lighthouses

Concord Point (Havre De Grace) Lighthouse
Location: Susquehanna River/Chesapeake Bay
Access: Concord And Lafayette Streets, Havre De Grace, MD
Open to the Public: April - Oct, Sat & Sun, 1-5pm

Drum Point Lighthouse
Location: Calvert Marine Museum
Access: Route 2, Solomons, MD
Open to the Public: Open Daily Year Round Except Thanksgiving, Christmas, And New Year's, 10am - 5pm; Fee Charged

Fort Washington Lighthouse
Location: Potomac River
Access: Route 210 to Fort Washington Road / Fort Washington Park, MD
Open to the Public: Grounds Open Daily

Hooper Strait Lighthouse
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Access: Off Route 33, Main Street, St. Michaels, MD
Open to the Public: Open Daily Year Round; Hours Vary By Season; Fee Charged

Piney Point Lighthouse
Location: Potomac River West Of Piney Point
Access: Off Piney Point Road/Lighthouse Road, Valley Lee, MD
Open to the Public: Grounds Open Daily; Museum Open May - Oct, Fri - Mon, 12-5pm; Fee Charged

Point Lookout Lighthouse
Location: Entrance to Potomac River
Access: Point Lookout State Park / Route 5
Open to the Public: Grounds Daily; Lighthouse Open May - Nov, 1st Saturday, 10am - 2pm; Fee Charged

Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse
Location: Baltimore Maritime Museum
Access: Pier 5, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Open to the Public: Daily, 10am - 5pm, Hours Subject to Change; Fee Charged

Turkey Point Lighthouse
Location: Elk River Entrance/Chesapeake Bay
Access: Elk Neck State Park / Route 272 (Requires One-Mile Hike)
Open to the Public: Grounds Daily; Lighthouse Open Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm; Fee

Virginia Lighthouses

Assateague Lighthouse
Location: South End Assateaque Island
Access: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge / Route 175, Chincoteaque, VA
Open to the Public: Easter Weekend - Thanksgiving Weekend, Fri - Sun, 9am - 3pm; Fee Charged

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
Location: South Side Chesapeake Bay Entrance
Access: 583 Atlantic Avenue, Fort Story / Off U.S. 60, Virginia Beach, VA
Open to the Public: Nov 1 - Mar 15, 10am - 4pm; Mar 16 - Oct 31 10am - 5 Pm; Fee Charged

Jones Point Lighthouse
Location: Potomac River
Access: Jones Point Park Off U.S. 495 Near Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Alexandria, VA
Open to the Public: Grounds Only

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse
Location: Entrance to Hampton Roads Harbor
Access: Fort Monroe/Off Route 64, Hampton, VA
Open to the Public: Tower May Be Viewed From Road

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