Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Lighthouses/Lightships/ Lifesaving Station Information – 2021 UPDATE!

This information was obtained from the web sites listed below and may be subject to change.
Last Update: March 21, 2021
Note: Due to the current health situation it is recommended that you check the website or call for the current operating status of the location you would like to visit.

Assateague Lighthouse

Located in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
(NWR), Virginia.
Phone: Chincoteague NWR – (757) 336-6122
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
Website: www.fws.gov/refuge/Chincoteague/visit/plan_your_visit.html
Cost for lighthouse: Free, but donations accepted
Phone: (757) 336-3696 (lighthouse information)
Website: www.assateagueisland.com/lighthouse/lighthouse_info.htm
NOTE: The original Fresnel lens from the Assateague Lighthouse and the 6th order Fresnel lens from the Fort Washington Lighthouse are on display at the Museum of Chincoteague Island in Chincoteague, Virginia.
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
Phone: (757) 336-6117
Website: www.chincoteaguemuseum.com/

Blackistone Lighthouse Replica

Located on St. Clement’s Island, a Maryland State Park
Access to the lighthouse is by boat; purchase tickets at St. Clement’s Island Museum located in Colton’s Point, Maryland
Phone: (301) 769-2222
Hours: See website for days and hours regarding water taxi service to the island/lighthouse
Cost: See website for cost
Website: www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/stclementsisland/

Choptank River Lighthouse Replica

Located in Cambridge, Maryland, Long Wharf Park, High and
Water Streets
Phone: (410) 463-2653
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: Free, donations are greatly appreciated
Website: www.choosecambridge.com/226/Choptank-River-Lighthouse

Concord Point Lighthouse

Located in Havre De Grace, Maryland.
Phone: (410) 939-3213
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: Free, donations are appreciated
Website: www.concordpointlighthouse.org

Cove Point Lighthouse

Part of the Calvert Marine Museum. Located at the end of
Cove Point Road in Lusby, Maryland.
Phone: (410) 326-2042
Hours: See website for days and hours. You must drive your vehicle to the lighthouse. Please follow speed limit signs.
Cost: Free, but donations accepted
Website: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/200/Cove-Point-Lighthouse

Drum Point Lighthouse

Located at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Maryland.
Phone: (410) 326-2042
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for costs
Website: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/199/Drum-Point-Lighthouse

Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Located at the MD/DE state line – 146th Street and Lighthouse
Avenue, Fenwick Island, Delaware.
Phone: Not available
Hours: Open for visitation, but not for climbing. See website
for days and hours.
Cost: Not available
Website: www.fenwickislandlighthouse.org

Fort Washington Lighthouse

Located at Fort Washington Park (National Park Service)
Phone: (301) 763-4600
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
Websites: www.nps.gov/fowa/historyculture/light80.htm

Harbor of Refuge and Delaware Breakwater Lighthouses

Located off Lewes, Delaware.
See Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation website for information regarding lighthouse tours and cost.
Website: www.delawarebaylights.org

Hooper Island Lighthouse

Located off Hooper Island in Dorchester County, Maryland.
Website: www.cheslights.org/hooper-island-lighthouse

Hooper Strait Lighthouse

Located at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michael’s, Maryland.
Phone: (410) 745-2916
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
Website: www.cbmm.org

Indian River Lifesaving Station

Located in Delaware Seashore State Park at 25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Phone: (302) 227-6991
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
Website: www.destateparks.com/History/IRLifesavingStation

Jones Point Lighthouse

Located in Jones Point Park, Alexandria, Virginia
Contact NPS George Washington Memorial Parkway
Phone: (703) 289-2500
Websites: www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/jonespoint.htm and www.nps.gov/gwmp/learn/historyculture/jonespointlighthouse.htm

Mariners’ Museum

Located at 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Virginia.
Phone: (757) 596-2222
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
NOTE: First order Fresnel lens from Cape Charles lighthouse on display.
Website: www.marinersmuseum.org

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

Located at 583 Atlantic Avenue, Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Note: Entry is by shuttle bus that takes you to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is currently undergoing preservation maintenance. See the website for information.
Phone: (757) 422-9421
Hours: See website for days and hours and additional information regarding access to the military base where the lighthouse is located.
Cost: See website for cost
Website: www.preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/cape-henry-lighthouse

Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum
(formerly Old Coast Guard Station Museum)

Located at 24th Street and Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Phone: (757) 422-1587
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
Website: vbsurfrescuemuseum.org/

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse

Located on the grounds of Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia.
Phone: Fort Monroe Visitor and Educational Center (757) 690-8181
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: Free, donations are appreciated
Website: fortmonroe.org/visit/casemate-museum/

Overfalls Lightship and Life-Saving Station

Located off Savannah Road on right side of Front Street in Lewes, Delaware.
Phone: (302) 644-8050
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
Website: www.overfalls.org

Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum, and Historic Park

Located in Piney Point, Maryland.
Phone: (301) 994-1471
Hours: The grounds are open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. See website for days and hours.
Cost: $7 (adult), $3.50 (senior citizens, military personnel, and
students), children 5 and under free.
Websites: www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/PPL

Point Lookout Lighthouse

Located in Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, Maryland.
Note: The lighthouse is currently closed for renovations.
Phone: (301) 872-5688
Hours: Park open year round (See website for hours)
Cost: See website for cost
Websites: dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/southern/pointlookout.aspx
Contact Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society for lighthouse open house dates and cost.
Website: www.pllps.org

Portsmouth Lightship

Located at London Slip at the foot of London Street,
Portsmouth, Virginia.
Phone: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum – (757) 393-8591
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
Website: www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com

Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse and Chesapeake Lightship

Part of the Historic Ships in Baltimore, located on Piers 3 and 5, in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.
Phone: (410) 539-1797
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
Website: www.historicships.org

The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum

Located at 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia
Phone: (703) 746-4994
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: See website for cost
NOTE: Fourth and fifth order Fresnel lens which were
restored by Chapter members are on display.
Website: www.alexandriava.gov/historic/lyceum/default.aspx?id=38676

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Located in the Bay off of Annapolis, Maryland.
Phone: (415) 362-7255
Hours: See website for tour dates
Cost: See website for cost
Websites: www.uslhs.org/about/thomas-point-shoal and uslhs.org/about/thomas-point-shoal-lighthouse/tours

Turkey Point Lighthouse

Located in Elk Neck State Park, south of the town of North East, Maryland.
Requires a .8-mile hike each way from the nearest parking area using the trail.
Contact: tpls@tpls.org
Hours: See website for days and hours
Cost: Free, donations are gratefully accepted
Website: www.tpls.org

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