Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Lighthouses/Lightships/ Lifesaving Station Information

This information was provided by personnel from the various organizations listed below and may be subject to change. Last Update: April 3, 2017

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: $8 daily per vehicle to enter the Refuge, $15 weekly or $30 for an annual pass. Admission to the lighthouse is free, but donations are accepted.
Phone: (757) 336-3696 (lighthouse information)
Website: www.piping-plover.org/visitor-info/ and www.piping-plover.org/assateague-lighthouse/
NOTE: The original Fresnel lens from the Assateague Lighthouse and the 6th order Fresnel 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: $4
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 in Colton’s Point, Maryland
Phone: (301) 769-2222
Hours: See website for hours and days regarding water taxi service to the island/lighthouse
Website: www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/stclementsisland.asp

Choptank River Lighthouse Replica

Located in Cambridge, Maryland.
Phone: (410) 463-2653
Hours: Open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. May through October
Cost: Free, donations are welcome
Websites: www.choptankriverlighthouse.org

Concord Point Lighthouse

Located in Havre De Grace, Maryland.
Phone: at lighthouse (410) 939-3213
Hours: Tower open for climbing 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 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 to 4 p.m.), June through August daily (1 to 4 p.m). 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: Open daily (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) weather permitting.
Closed Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.
Cost: $9 (Adults), $7 (age 55 and over, AAA, military), $4 (ages 5 to 12), and children under 5 – free. Lighthouse admission is included with paid admission to the Calvert Marine Museum.
Website: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/199/Drum-Point-Lighthouse

Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Located at the Maryland/Delaware 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: fenwickislandlighthouse.org

Fort Washington Lighthouse

Located at Fort Washington Park
(National Park Service)
Phone: (301) 763-4600
Hours: Fort and Visitors Center open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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
Phone: (302) 644-7046
Website: www.delawarebaylights.org

Hooper Island

Located off of 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: $4 (Adults), $3 (62 and older), $2 (ages 6 to 12) and age 5 and under – Free.
Website: www.destateparks.com/attractions/life-saving-station/

Jones Point Lighthouse

Located in Jones Point Park, Alexandria, Virginia
Contact NPS George Washington Memorial Parkway
Phone: (703) 289-2500
Website: 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. (Active Military Base) Must have photo ID – driver’s license, vehicle registration and auto insurance card. Please have identification including a picture with you for all the visitors aged 16 years or older. Vehicle subject to search. Please observe speed limit.
Phone: (757) 422-9421
Hours: See website for days and hours and additional information regarding access to the military base
Cost: See website for cost,
Website: www.preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/cape-henry-lighthouse

Old Coast Guard Station Museum

Located at 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Phone: (757) 422-1587
Hours: See website for days and hours.
Cost: See website for cost.
Website: www.oldcoastguardstation.com

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse

Located on the grounds of Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia.
Phone: Casemate Museum – (757) 788-3391
Hours: Tower closed to the public. Museum open daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May – September; Tuesday through Sunday October – April. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1.
Cost: Free, donations are appreciated
Website: www.fmauthority.com/visit/casemate-museum/

Lightship Overfalls and Life-Saving Station

Located off Savannah Road on right side of Front Street in Lewes, Delaware.
Phone: at lightship (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
Website: www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/PPL.asp

Point Lookout Lighthouse

Located in Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, Maryland.
Phone: (301) 872-5688
Hours: Park open year round 6 a.m. to sunset.
Cost: See website for cost.
Website: dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/southern/pointlookout.aspx
Contact Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society for lighthouse tour 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/visit.html
Cost: Free, donations accepted
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: Lighthouse is free. See website for admission fee for Lightship/other historic ships.
Website: www.historicships.org
Volunteers website: www.lightship116-538.org

The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum

Located at 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia. 22314
Phone: (703) 746-4994
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25, and January 1.
Cost: $2
NOTE: Fourth and fifth order Fresnel lenses 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
Tour dates, cost, and/or lighthouse information are on the following websites.
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: rita@tpls.org
Hours: See website for days and hours
Tower open for climbing.
Cost: Free, donations are appreciated
Website: www.tpls.org

 

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