Fenwick Island Lighthouse

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  • Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Fenwick Island Lighthouse was constructed in 1858.  The light originally burned whale oil, but has since been switched to be powered by electricity.  At the time the Lighthouse was built, the area was extremely isolated, and keepers had to travel by boat to the mainland of Delaware.

While this lighthouse is not open to climb, there is a small museum and gift shop that is open periodically.  While visiting the lighthouse you can also view the Transpeninsular Stone which marks the Delaware/Maryland line.

Admission is free, however, donations are always welcome.

Recent Reviews

Fenwick Island Lighthouse
Exit Zero : 5 on 10/27/2023 3:55 pm
Alright so we showed up at 10am and on google it states they close at 12. However what google did not state was the lighthouse is closed for the season. With that said it’s still a very cute place to visit. The grounds are well taken care of, they even have an amazing garden pumping out all types of veggies. Definitely come out here in the off season and just walk around, take in the views and enjoy it for what it is.
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Fenwick Island Lighthouse
Timothy Stockdale : 5 on 7/4/2023 1:48 am
Really neat nineteenth century lighthouse with lots of interesting history. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1978 by the US Coast Guard and placed on the National Register of Historic Places a year later. Unfortunately, commercial and residential development over the years has nearly hidden it but thankfully a private nonprofit currently maintains it as a museum. Also located on the grounds is a stone monument that was placed by surveyors in 1750 to mark the
Transpeninsular Line separating Delaware and Maryland. Be sure to visit during operating hours.
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Fenwick Island Lighthouse
Coming Judgement : 4 on 11/1/2023 10:03 pm
I've been to Ocean City, MD many times over the years, and just recently got the chance to visit this lighthouse. Unfortunately they were closed when I got there. But it was still fascinating to see it up close and personal.
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Fenwick Island Lighthouse