Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Lighthouses/Lightships/ Lifesaving Station Information – UPDATED

This information was obtained from the web sites listed below and may be subject to change.
Last Update: March 24, 2020
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: $20 for a seven-day entrance pass to enter the Refuge or $40 for a Chincoteague NWR annual pass.
Cost for lighthouse: Free, but donations accepted
Phone: (757) 336-3696 (lighthouse information)
Website: www.piping-plover.org/visitor-info/ and www.piping-plover.org/assateague-lighthouse/
Notes: 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
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 hours and days regarding water taxi service to the island/lighthouse
Cost: See website
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: Open daily 9:30 am–5:30 pm May 1 through October 31
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: Tower open for climbing 1–5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, April through October (weather permitting)
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: May and September, weekends and holidays (1–4 pm), June through August daily (1–4 pm). You must drive your vehicle to the lighthouse. Please follow speed limit signs. Closed October through April.
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 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), Fort Washington, Maryland.
Phone: (301) 763-4600
Hours: See website for hours. Closed Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.
Cost: See website for costs
Websites: www.nps.gov/fowa/index.htm and www.nps.gov/fowa/historyculture/light80.htm

Harbor of Refuge and Delaware Breakwater Lighthouses

Located off of Lewes, Delaware.
See Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation website for information regarding lighthouse tours.
Phone: (302) 644-7046
Website: www.delawarebaylights.org

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. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.
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 23459.
Note: Entry is through Gate 8 by shuttle bus that takes you to the lighthouse.
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: Casemate Museum – (757) 788-3391
Hours: See website for hours and cost.
Cost: Free, donations are appreciated
Website: fortmonroe.org/visit/casemate-museum/

Lightship Overfalls 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: $5 (age 15 and older) and free (age 14 and under)
Website: www.overfalls.org

Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum, and Historic Park

Located in Piney Point, Maryland.
Phone: (301) 994-1471
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 and www.visitstmarysmd.com/site/detail/piney-point-lighthouse-museum-and-historic-park

Point Lookout Lighthouse

Located in Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, Maryland.
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 and
www.visitstmarysmd.com/see-do/detail/point-lookout-state-park
Contact Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society for lighthouse open house dates and cost.
Website: www.pllps.org

Lightship Portsmouth

Located at London Slip at the foot of London Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.
Phone: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum–(757) 393-8591
Hours: Hours fluctuate throughout the year, so please see the current schedule at www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com/lightship/index.html
Cost: See website for cost
Website: www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com

Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse and Lightship Chesapeake

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: $2 suggested donation
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.
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
Tower open for climbing.
Cost: Free, donations are gratefully accepted
Website: www.tpls.org

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