Fees and Schedules – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

**Subject to Change.  Updated information will appear here as well as on the Challenge page of the website.

Challenge Fees and Schedules – Updated: 6/24/19

Mandatory Site | Hours OpenFees (Subject to Change)Open for Tours?Handicap
Access
Restrooms        
CONCORD POINT
Sat –  8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Free grounds and light
Off-Street Parking at Lighthouse
YesGroundsYes
SEVEN FOOT KNOLL
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
$1 pp, free with Lightship Chesapeake ticket
Area street, lot and garage parking.($8. up to one hour at suggested Pier V Parking Garage, Pier V at Pratt Street). Please note: Sunday there is an Orioles baseball game at 1pm which will result in a significant traffic increase up to two hours before and after the game. If at all possible and particularly those unfamiliar with the city, you may want to visit this location early in the day,late in the day, or Saturday, to avoid when the Inner Harbor is busiest. 
YesPier OnlyYes, surrounding restaurants
LIGHTSHIPCHESAPEAKE
Sat – 8am-5pm*
Sun – 8am-5pm*
(*Times are currently tentative to tour the lightship). Any change in touring times will be posted on the website prior to the event.  Passport stamp and Challenge gift available at ship entrance free without touring the ship.
Before 10am – Tour the ship FreeAfter 10am – $5.00 pp to tour the ship. **Presenting the ticket from Lightship Chesapeake gains FREE access to Seven Foot Knoll. Same Parking (and short walk) to/from Seven Foot Knoll LighthouseYesPier OnlyYes, surrounding restaurants
HOOPER STRAIT
Fri – 10am-7pm (Early Bird)
Sat – 8am-6 pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Although the light closes at 6 on Friday, volunteers will be on location until 7 to accommodate those Challengers taking the Add-On Bonus Cruise.
$5 pp grounds and Light.Parking at CBMM Lot
Note:  Souvenir available (no charge) outside museum for those not wishing to access the lighthouse.
YesGrounds and MuseumYes, in museum
CHOPTANK
Fri – 10am-7pm (Early Bird)
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Free Follow directions to the lighthouse and you’ll see the designated parking area.YesGrounds andLighthouse (Handicap Lift to Light)Yes, between the parking area and the lighthouse and surrounding area
DRUM POINT
Sat – 8am-6pm*
Sun – 8am-6pmNote: Due to a previously scheduled event, there will be no access to the lighthouse after 5pm on Saturday. Photographs may be taken and volunteers will be available. 
Free Grounds and LightMuseum ParkingYesGrounds and MuseumYes, in museum
COVE POINT
Sat – 8am-6pm*
Sun – 8am-6pm*
*Note: Last shuttle departs Drum Point for Cove Point at 5pm!
Free Grounds and Light
*Free Shuttle from Drum Point
Base OnlyGroundsNo
POINT LOOKOUT
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
$5. per vehicle– State Park Fee
Note: Must notify park personnel that you are at the Park for the Challenge. Parking at Lighthouse
YesGroundsYes, in park
PINEY POINT
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Free Grounds$3. pp to Climb (Children 5 and Under Climb Free)Free Lighthouse and Museum ParkingYesGroundsYes, in museum
FORT WASHINGTON
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Free entrance to the park.Follow signs to Lighthouse. Short walk from Parking Area to LighthouseView onlyNoYes, in park
BLACKISTONE LIGHTHOUSE REPLICA

Sat – 8:00am-6pm
Sun – 8:00am-6pm
Note: First Boat to the Island Departs Museum at 8:30am; Last Boat to the Island Departs Museum at 5pm
$7 pp Boat ride from Mainland, St. Clement’sIsland Museum, Colton’s Point, MD
Note: High winds/heavy rains could cause boat cancellation.  Call ahead in the event of inclement weather: (301) 769-2222. Challenge volunteers will not be set up at this location.  So be sure to sign the finishers log and collect the completer souvenir at the last mandatory lighthouse you visit.
YesOnlyMuseumYes, in museum
MILLERS LIGHTHOUSE
Sparrows PointSat –  8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Limited Volunteers WILL be set up at this location. You will collect your event souvenir here. (Lighthouse to be viewed offshore from the Dock of the Bay Restaurant.)View onlyYes,RestaurantYes, inRestaurant/ Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, dinner
SANDY POINT SHOALFri – 10am-7pm (Early Bird)
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pmThis is an offshore caisson-style lighthouse to be viewed offshore from Sandy Point State Park. The park is at the western terminus of the Bay Bridge, along Route 50 (in between mandatory lights Seven Foot Knoll in Baltimore and Hooper Strait in St. Michaels.)  Enter Sandy Point State Park, Exit 32.Park Open: sunrise to sunset
Free park entrance to Challengers. Please let Contact Station Staff know you are participating in the Challenge. Viewing area is in East Beach which is the first left after the contact station.View onlyPark GroundsYes, in park

Please Note: All Maryland State and Federal Park Passes apply Challenge Weekend.

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