Fenwick Island Lighthouse70 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: 103 146th St, Ocean City, MD 21842, USA, Bishopville, United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4432358521
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Light House, Landmark, Family And Kids
The Fenwick Island Lighthouse was built in towards the end of 1858, but wasn’t lit till mid-1859. It is made out of brick and has a cast iron spiral staircase leading you up to the last level. It is 87 feet tall and has a range of 15 nautical miles. Over the years, the lighthouse deteriorated due to wear and tear, and was deactivated in 1978. Rumors of its destruction led to the public motioning towards saving it. After many fundraisers, the lighthouse was finally restored in the year 1997, and was relit in 1998. Today the base of the lighthouse has a small museum and a gift shop for tourists.
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Fenwick Island Lighthouse Reviews & Ratings
Fun little stop as we explored town. Pleasantly surprised to find no charge. Maybe a 15-20 adventure. The signs were informative and the volunteer was friendly!
This is a historic site that is nice. Good interpreter told us about it and offered to take pictures of us. YOu can't climb it and the keepers houses aren't open yet but eventually it will be better. The most unique feature here is the boundary marker separating Maryland from Delaware in front of the tower. It was nice to stand in 2 states. What's even more unique about it is that it was surveyed when Delaware was Pennsylavania so the marker is from the 1700s and has William Penn's crest on that side and the Calvert family crest on the other.
Cute little lighthouse under historic renovations. Not sure if it's open to the public. In the middle of residential area.
Support this light house it is 160yrs young and has an interesting history. The support volunteers are informative and super friendly. They have hats, t-shirts and the lighthouse society stamp.
I found this lighthouse on the internet and decided to check it out while we were in Ocean City. I was pretty disappointed because I expected a larger Lighthouse that possibly you could go inside of but this Lighthouse is only about two stories tall and there is no public admittance. Plus when we visited they were doing construction so you couldn't even get close to it. It is pretty cool historically but if you're going don't make a big deal of it it's pretty much just drive by and check it out. Don't schedule your vacation around it or something