There are many historic lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay area to explore with your family.
Taking in the beautiful views and learning a bit of history make lighthouse exploring a great summertime activity.
Maryland has a lot of shoreline, which means that lighthouses are plentiful. There are actually 28 lighthouses in Maryland. Many of them stand alone in the Chesapeake Bay but the following lighthouses stand on shore. Each lighthouse listed below has its own history and would be cool to visit with the kids on a nice summer day.
Here’s a list of some Maryland lighthouses:
- Bethel Bridge
- Blackistone Island
- Concord Point
- Cove Point
- Drum Point
- Hooper Strait
- Lazaretto Point
- Lightship Chesapeake LV 116/WAL 538
- Piney Point
- Point Lookout
- Pooles Island
- Seven Foot Knoll
- Thomas Point Shoal
- Turkey Point
Check out the Lighthouse Friends website to see the specific locations and each individual history of all 28 lighthouses!
Also, check out our story Take the family to explore lighthouses which gives a bit more information about several lighthouses worth a visit in the area.
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