Taking in the beautiful views and learning a bit of history make lighthouse exploring a great summertime activity.
There are many historic lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay area to explore with your family.The Seven Foot Knoll lighthouse in Baltimore offers a fascinating story and is located near historic ships that you can tour along the way.
Boasting an unparalleled view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, Seven Foot Knoll is filled with exhibits that illustrate how the structure, made entirely of iron, was built in the mid-1800’s and eventually moved by barge to its current location. During your visit, you can read about Knolie Bowling, a girl who was born in the lighthouse in 1875. Find out what it was like to grow up in the lighthouse, an isolated station in the Patapsco River. Nearby are the Chesapeake Lightship, USS Constellation, USS Torsk, and US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, all part of the Historic Ships in Baltimore museum and all open for tours.
From June-August, the lighthouse is open Sundays-Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is free.
You can take a look at our article to find more information on Maryland lighthouses that are fun to explore with the family.