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1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse

St. Michaels, MD
+1 410-745-2916
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Cool Light house MUST- must see

It is in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and worth the price of admission just on it's own. Not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard D
Hershey, Pennsylvania
A Must See

Well done exibits and signs tell how life was in a lighthpuse, and has what they know about some of... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Dave C
Alexandria, Virginia
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A picturesque lighthouse that was moved and reassembled at its current location.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“maritime museum” (27 reviews)
“chesapeake bay” (16 reviews)
“light keepers” (4 reviews)
St. Michaels, MD
+1 410-745-2916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and worth the price of admission just on it's own. Not only did we get a nice education, but you could almost feel what it was like to be the lighthouse keeper. We were the only people...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Well done exibits and signs tell how life was in a lighthpuse, and has what they know about some of the tenders. Very well preserved, and give s agreat view of the area. Really one of the neatest things in the maritime museum.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Beautiful Lighthouse. Be sure to visit in the evening to see it lit up. It is beautiful. Nice place to take an evening stroll

Thank Rhonda954
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You can actually walk up inside of the lighthouse and tour around to see how they lived in it back in the day. Great view of the bay once you're up at top too. You do have to bend over to get to the outside...More

Thank meljohn999
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Originally located on Hooper Straight this lighthouse is part of the Maritime Museum. Touring the facility can give you a insight into how the caretaker worked and lived.

Thank Wallypm
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I really enjoyed the history in this lighthouse. It's a do touch museum instead of so many that say don't touch! We went to the top floor and looked all around. It makes you aware of what life was like to the people who manned...More

Thank candylady2016
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We all learned a lot about lighthouses here. We have been to other ones but this one had a lot more information and you can go to the top. You can also ring the bell for the fog. Definitely recommend doing when you visit the...More

Thank lorinjer
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Part of the Maritime Museum 'campus', so you have to pay the admission to the Maritime Museum to get into the area. I think it's definitely worth it to support their work on the Chesepeake Bay. NOTE: The admission sticker allows you to come for...More

Thank pachachuck
CBMM_Editor, Public Relations Manager at 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you so much for your recent experience with us and especially for taking time to write this review. Our 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle takes people out on drop-in scenic cruises every Friday through Monday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, leaving on the hour from...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

The stairs are steep and not for the unhealthy visitor but the presented history of those who lived the hermit like existence on this lighthouse is worth the steep climb upward to visit.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I really should have poured over the reviews, since none were overly obvious and I saw a cute lighthouse and wanted to go. You have to pay $15 per admission (for adults, cheaper for children and seniors(?)) to see the lighthouse. Parking is free, but...More

Thank MrsTCT
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3 September 2016|
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Response from CBMM_Editor | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. You can spend as little as a couple of hours or two full days exploring the Museum's 12 exhibition buildings and grounds, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. General admission is good for... More
12 March 2015|
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Response from CBMM_Editor | Property representative |
That's a great question! We've never counted but in total there are four flights of steps to the top. The inside steps are spiral, taking you from the first and second floors all the way to the fresnel lens and deck up top... More