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.) The lighthouse is open daily for self-guided tours, 9am-6pm, from May through October. From November through April, the lighthouse is open only by appointment (call 410.228.4031). 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 LICENSE PLATES: Show your pride in the Choptank River Lighthouse with a custom license plate. At the same time, you'll help the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation raise funds to acquire more lighthouse artifacts. Find out more.
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.
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.
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.
NEWSLETTER: Read our August 2013 e-newsletter!
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