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Point Lookout Light Station at entrance to Potomac River in Maryland. NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1994.
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Return to top of page Delaware FENWICK ISLAND LIGHT
Location: DELAWARE/MARYLAND BORDER
Nearest City: FENWICK ISLAND
Owner/Manager: FRIENDS OF THE FENWICK ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN ON SELECTED DATES OR BY APPOINTMENT
Access: BETWEEM DELAWARE ROUTES 521 AND 146TH ST. AT DELAWARE/MARYLAND STATE LINE, 200 YARDS WEST OF OCEAN HIGHWAY


MISPILLION LIGHT (OLD)
Location: MISPILLION RIVER/DELAWARE BAY
Nearest City: MILFORD
Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER
Current Use:
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: NORTHEAST END OF COUNTY RD 203 OFF ROUTE 36


Return to top of page Maryland CONCORD POINT (HAVRE DE GRACE) LIGHT
Location: SUSQUEHANNA RIVER/CHESAPEAKE BAY
Nearest City: HAVRE DE GRACE
Owner/Manager: CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE/FRIENDS OF CONCORD POINT LIGHTHOUSE, INC.
Current Use: HISTORIC SITE
Open to the Public: MAY TO OCTOBER (1-5)
Access: CONCORD AND LAFAYETTE STREETS
Phone: 410-939-9040


DRUM POINT LIGHT
Location: MOVED TO MUSEUM FROM PATUXENT RIVER
Nearest City: SOLOMONS
Owner/Manager: CALVERT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS/ CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: OPEN DAILY YEAR ROUND EXCEPT THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEAR'S
Access: ROUTE 2
Phone: 410-326-2042


FORT WASHINGTON LIGHT
Location: POTOMAC RIVER
Nearest City: FORT WASHINGTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
Access: ROUTE 210 TO FORT WASHINGTON ROAD/FORT WASHINGTON PARK
Phone: 301-763-4600


HOOPER STRAIT LIGHT
Location: RELOCATED FROM TANGIER SOUND
Nearest City: ST. MICHAELS
Owner/Manager: CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM
Current Use: MUSEUM EXHIBIT
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
Access: NAVY POINT/OFF ROUTE 33
Phone: 410-745-2916


PINEY POINT LIGHT
Location: POTOMAC RIVER WEST OF PINEY POINT
Nearest City: VALLEY LEE
Owner/Manager: ST. MARYS COUNTY
Current Use: MUSEUM AND PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY; TOWER OPEN BY APPOINTMENT,MUSEUM OPEN 1-6
Access: OFF PINEY POINT ROAD ONTO LIGHTHOUSE ROAD TO END
Phone: 301-769-2222


POINT LOOKOUT LIGHT (OLD)
Location: ENTRANCE TO POTOMAC RIVER
Nearest City: SCOTLAND
Owner/Manager: U.S. NAVY
Current Use: NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: POINT LOOKOUT STATE PARK/ROUTE 5


SEVEN FOOT KNOLL LIGHT
Location: MOVED TO BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR IN 1987
Nearest City: BALTIMORE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LOAN TO CITY OF BALTIMORE (OPERATED BY LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION)
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: PIER 5, INNER HARBOR
Phone: 410-396-3453


TURKEY POINT LIGHT
Location: ELK RIVER ENTRANCE/CHESAPEAKE BAY
Nearest City: NORTH EAST
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/ELK NECK STATE PARK
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: ELK NECK STATE PARK/ROUTE 272 (REQUIRES ONE-MILE HIKE)
Phone: 410-287-5333


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Return to top of page New Jersey (south) ABSECON LIGHT
Location: ORIGINALLY ABSECON BEACH
Nearest City: ATLANTIC CITY
Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW JERSEY
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: CLOSED UNTIL FALL 1998 FOR RENOVATIONS
Access: RHODE ISLAND & PACIFIC AVENUES
Phone: 609-449-1360


BARNEGAT LIGHT
Location: NORTH END LONG BEACH ISLAND
Nearest City: LONG BEACH
Owner/Manager: NEW JERSEY DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & ENERGY
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: STATE PARK
Access: NORTH, LONG BEACH ISLAND BLVD. FROM ROUTE 72
Phone: 609-494-2016


CAPE MAY LIGHT
Location: DELAWARE BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: CAPE MAY
Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW JERSEY LEASE TO MID-ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/HISTORIC SITE IN STATE PARK
Open to the Public: OPEN DAILY DURING SPRING, SUMMER & FALL; WEEKENDS DURING WINTER
Access: CAPE MAY POINT STATE PARK/ROUTE 109 WEST
Phone: 609-884-5404


EAST POINT (MAURICE RIVER) LIGHT
Location: MAURICE RIVER/DELAWARE BAY
Nearest City: HEISLERVILLE
Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW JERSEY/MAURICE RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: 3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER
Access: ON LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, NEAR END OF EAST POINT ROAD, ABOUT 3.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HEISLERVILLE
Phone: NONE AVAILABLE; EMAIL eastpointlighthousenj@yahoo.com


FINNS POINT RANGE REAR LIGHT
Location: DELAWARE RIVER
Nearest City: PENNSVILLE
Owner/Manager: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Current Use: NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Open to the Public: 3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, APRIL-OCT. (12-4)
Access: SUPAWNA MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE /FORT MOTT & LIGHTHOUSE ROADS
Phone: 609-935-1487


HEREFORD INLET LIGHT (OLD)
Location: HEREFORD INLET ENTRANCE
Nearest City: NORTH WILDWOOD
Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW JERSEY/TOWN OF NORTH WILDWOOD/HEREFORD INLET LIGHTHOUSE COMMISSION
Current Use: MUSEUM/PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN SUMMERS
Access: CENTRAL AVENUE BETWEEN FIRST & CHESTNUT
Phone: 609-522-4520


TINICUM ISLAND RANGE REAR LIGHT
Location: DELAWARE RIVER
Nearest City: PAULSBORO
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO TOWN OF PAULSBORO
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY; TOURS DURING 3RD FULL WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 12-4, SUNDAYS 1-4
Access: EXIT 19 OFF ROUTE 295
Phone: 609-423-2545 OR 609-448-2457


Return to top of page North Carolina BALD HEAD "OLD BALDY" LIGHT
Location: BALD HEAD ISLAND/CAPE FEAR RIVER
Nearest City: SOUTHPORT
Owner/Manager: OLD BALDY FOUNDATION
Current Use: HISTORIC SITE
Open to the Public: LIGHTHOUSE OPEN DAILY 7 AM TO 8 PM
Access: FERRY FROM SOUTHPORT
Phone: 910-457-5000


BODIE ISLAND LIGHT
Location: 4 MILES NORTH OF OREGON INLET/OUTER BANKS
Nearest City: NAGS HEAD
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WITH U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS OPEN SUMMERS
Access: CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE/ROUTE 12
Phone: 919-473-2111


CAPE HATTERAS LIGHT
Location: N. OF CAPE HATTERAS POINT/OUTER BANKS
Nearest City: BUXTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK/ASSISTANT KEEPERS IS A VISITOR CENTER
Open to the Public: VISITOR CENTER OPEN DAILY/TOWER OPEN SPRING, SUMMER, & FALL
Access: CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE/ROUTE 12
Phone: 919-995-4474


CAPE LOOKOUT LIGHT
Location: CORE BANKS
Nearest City: BEAUFORT
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/KEEPERS IS VISITORS CENTER IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY, KEEPERS OPEN APRIL TO NOVEMBER (TOWER CLOSED)
Access: CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE/FERRY FROM HARKERS ISLAND
Phone: 252-728-2250


CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT
Location: OUTER BANKS/WHALE HEAD BAY
Nearest City: COROLLA
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO OUTER BANKS CONSERVATIONISTS, INC.
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: OPEN DAILY 10-6 EASTER THROUGH THANKSGIVING, $4 FEE TO CLIMB TOWER (MUST BE OVER 4 YEARS OLD TO CLIMB TOWER)
Access: US 158 TO NC 12 NORTH THROUGH SOUTHERN SHORES AND DUCK TO COROLLA
Phone: 919-453-4939


OCRACOKE ISLAND LIGHT
Location: OCRACOKE INLET/OUTER BANKS
Nearest City: OCRACOKE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK/KEEPERS SERVES AS PARK HOUSING
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: RURAL ROAD 1326
Phone: 919-473-2111


Return to top of page Virginia ASSATEAGUE LIGHT
Location: SOUTH END ASSATEAQUE ISLAND
Nearest City: CHINCOTEAQUE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
Access: CHINCOTEAGUE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE/ROUTE 175


CAPE HENRY LIGHTS
Location: SOUTH SIDE CHESAPEAKE BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: VIRGINIA BEACH
First Tower Owner/Manager: ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES (APVA)
Second Tower Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: HISTORIC SITE /ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: FIRST TOWER OPEN DAILY DURING FEBRUARY THROUGH NOVEMBER/ONLY GROUNDS OPEN AROUND SECOND TOWER
Access: 583 ATLANTIC AVENUE, FORT STORY/OFF U.S. 60
Phone: 804-422-9421 (FIRST TOWER), 804-433-9421 (SECOND TOWER)


JONES POINT LIGHT
Location: POTOMAC RIVER
Nearest City: ALEXANDRIA
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: JONES POINT PARK OFF U.S. 495 NEAR WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE
Phone: 703-285-2598


NEW POINT COMFORT LIGHT
Location: ENTRANCE TO MOBJACK BAY
Nearest City: BAVON
Owner/Manager: MATHEWS COUNTY
Current Use: HISTORIC SITE
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: END OF ROUTE 14/BOAT (OFFSHORE)
Phone: 804-725-4034


OLD POINT COMFORT LIGHT
Location: ENTRANCE TO HAMPTON ROADS HARBOR
Nearest City: HAMPTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER & GROUNDS)/U.S. ARMY (KEEPERS DWELLING)
Current Use: AID TO NAVIGATION ON ARMY BASE
Open to the Public: TOWER MAY BE VIEWED FROM ROAD; AN APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER LIGHTHOUSE
Access: FORT MONROE/OFF ROUTE 64
Phone: 804-727-3973


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