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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

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Address: St. Michaels, MD
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+1 410-745-2916

A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current...

A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.

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A step into history

What an incredible first hand view of what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper. It was great to see how the rooms were laid out for living space, how the lighthouse worked and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an incredible first hand view of what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper. It was great to see how the rooms were laid out for living space, how the lighthouse worked and the stories of the people who did the job.

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Average lighthouse. It’s really part of the Chesapeake Bay Martime Museum. So if you’ve paid for the museum, you might as well visit the lighthouse. The lighthouse was moved from its original lacation in the bay, but it gives a good historical perspective of how lighthouse keepers lived isolated from the mainland - like the barrels to catch rainwater for... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

While within the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum make sure to ascend and visit this light house and learn about the history of living in and working the light houses on the Chesapeake Bay...good views. Allow about 20 minutes to take it all in,

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I'm not sure why this is listed separately. I don't think you can get to it without paying the museum admission and getting access to the rest of the museum. Its a nice little bay lighthouse with three levels. A spiral staircase inside leads to the other levels. Getting out to the deck on the top level is through a... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Part of the Chesapeake Bay Museum, this is an old lighthouse hauled from a different location. Not sure what significance it has.

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CBMM_Editor, General Manager at 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit with us. We are disappointed your recent experience with us wasn't a success. CBMM's mission is to explore and preserve the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay region. In fulfilling this mission, we are dedicated to authentically reflecting the culture we interpret, which was once dominated by the fisheries and now,... More 

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This lighthouse is on the grounds of the Maritime Museum. We entered after hours when the Museum itself was closed, so we did not go inside, but were able to climb up to see the harbor views and peer inside at the exhibits. Having toured a similar lighthouse in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the features were much the same. Only the... More 

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Tavernier, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It's a taste of the days of yore. Interesting exhibit within the maritime museum. Walk to the top for a wonderful view

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This lighthouse sits on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and was moved there from its former home in Hooper Straight where is stood over the water isolated from land, providing safety for ships in the past working and sailing on the Bay. It's fully open and restored with historic information about life on the light and Bay... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Just like the keepers lived. Had the living quarters, kitchen and administrative spaces Gave a real historical feel of how it was to live and take responsibility for the operation of the lighthouse in the day.

Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
Shippensburg, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We really enjoyed walking up the stairs to the this lighthouse and seeing how a light keeper would have lived. It is much roomier than what you would think by looking at it from the outside. It is included with the price of admission to the maritime museum. Must see!

Thank dlmorrow

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