Welcome to the Choptank River Lighthouse!
ABOUT THE LIGHTHOUSE
The Choptank River Lighthouse, on the waterfront in Cambridge, Maryland, is a replica of the replacement Choptank River Lighthouse that once guided ships of all sizes along the Choptank River. (Read more of the history.) As of May 1, the lighthouse is open daily for self-guided tours, 9am-6pm. Check out the lighthouse and the mini-museum. Free admission, but donations are welcome! The lighthouse is located on the end of Pier A at Long Wharf Park (Water and High Streets) in Cambridge, on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore.
LIGHTHOUSE PASSPORT PROGRAM: The lighthouse is now part of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's Passport Program, so bring your lighthouse passport and get it stamped with the special Choptank River Lighthouse stamp! If you don't have a lighthouse passport yet, buy one at the shop Just Yesterday (317 High Street, Cambridge, just a couple of blocks from the lighthouse) or at the Dorchester Visitor Center (2 Rose Hill Place in Cambridge). The lighthouse passport costs $14. Details on the U.S. Lighthouse Society website.
MARYLAND LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE: The Choptank River Lighthouse has been selected to be part of the 2013 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge. This event encourages lighthouse fans to visit 12 lighthouses around the Chesapeake Bay during one weekend, Sept. 21-22. Organized by the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, the biennial event draws hundreds of lighthouse enthusiasts from around Maryland and beyond. For details, visit the Maryland Challenge website.
SPECIAL EVENT RENTAL: Looking for a distinctive and beautiful spot for an upcoming event? The lighthouse is available for special event rentals! What a great space for an event with beautiful water views all around. The lighthouse can accommodate 30 people. For details, call 410.228.4031.
LIGHTHOUSE DEDICATION: We dedicated the Choptank River Lighthouse on September 22, 2012! Thanks to all our donors and supporters! See photos of the dedication event.
THE LIGHTHOUSE IN OILS: "Jewel of the Choptank," an original oil painting by Cambridge artist George Wright, depicts the new lighthouse on Cambridge's waterfront on a fall morning. Prints of the painting are available at Wright's Art & Framing, 111 Maryland Avenue in Cambridge, Maryland; 410.228.7977.
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