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Assateague Lighthouse

Assateague Island, VA
+1 757-336-3696
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Another lighthouse marked off our list. Recently renovated. Nice setting. First visit to this area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tammy J
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Sevier County, Tennessee
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Great exercise! 150 feet worth of stairs

Well worth the climb. Staff are nice and knowledgeable. Explained about interns, give donation. :) !

Reviewed 5 days ago
free120
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alexandria, va
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  • Average4%
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“bug spray” (13 reviews)
“short hike” (8 reviews)
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Assateague Island, VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another lighthouse marked off our list. Recently renovated. Nice setting. First visit to this area and we love the setting of this little town.

Thank Tammy J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the climb. Staff are nice and knowledgeable. Explained about interns, give donation. :) !

Thank free120
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a bit hot inside, but at the top there was an awesome breeze to enjoy ~ the view from the top was equally awesome !

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife is a lighthouse enthusiast. So we visit lighthouses every time we get nearby one. This one, in Chincoteaque National Park, is simply beautiful. As a wheelchair user, I admired its beauty from outside. My wife toured the inside. When she returned, she was...More

Thank Chuck L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did an "impulse stop" at the lighthouse on the way to the Beach. So glad we did as the climb to the top is worth seeing the Beach, Assateague, Chincoteague, Wallops Islands and the surrounding waters. We were fortunate to catch a glimpse of...More

Thank TARuhl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let any thoughts of bugs scare you off. It is a short walk to the lighthouse on a good trail. The 175 steps to the top are a bit of a challenge but there are landings to rest every 25 steps. Don't pass up...More

1  Thank Gregory T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wide steps in this lighthouse led to wonderful views of Assateague and Chincoteague and some wild ponies if you are lucky. The staff was very friendly and willing to answer any questions. By donation so this is a good cheap activity to do with kids!

Thank Samantha E
Reviewed 11 June 2017

On our first day in the refuge, the lighthouse was closed. Luckily, when we returned the following day, it was open for visitors to climb, and climb we did - round and round, up the spiral staircase, to the top, where we were able to...More

Thank jonekn
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

One of the great lighthouses. Small walk to a beautifully maintained light. If you're lucky you might see some wild ponies while visiting.

Thank John M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I am a big lighthouse fan. This one was beautiful, as they usually are. It was a Monday when we went to see it and it was closed for climbing. It was sprinkling a bit that day so my husband said he would check out...More

Thank klegg89
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