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Address: Lighthouse Avenue & 146th Street Intersection, Lighthouse Avenue & 146th St Intersection, Fenwick Island, DE
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+1 302-436-8100

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Fabulous Fenwick Island Lighthouse . . . Bad Location!

The lighthouse itself is absolutely adorable . . . proud, tall, and majestic. What is less than ideal is the location . . . it's truly in the backyard of a trailer park. While... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenny H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lighthouse itself is absolutely adorable . . . proud, tall, and majestic. What is less than ideal is the location . . . it's truly in the backyard of a trailer park. While that can be expected in shore points, it's quite unexpected next to such a lovely piece of history. I was only in town for a day... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were on our way to North Carolina to visit family and we decided to take some detours this was a nice diversion and stayed nearby in DE take the time to visit and see the local sights and maybe even meet the local people very nice people with great shore town atmosphere

Thank dcU5352FH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This place has amazing history. Love the old pictures of the light house from long ago. Its a great light house for kids to see for the first time too and learn the history of the light house.

Thank hotsauce82
Ocean View, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not much to see, other than a historical marker which provides a brief understanding of the lighthouse's history.

Thank bchane
Rutherford, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We drove the 30 min from Rehoboth and when we got there the gate was padlocked. The lighthouse is near a trailer park on a residential street. There's really nothing to see. The website said it was open until 2pm on Saturday, but clearly it was not.

Thank alibell929
Binghamton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is not the cape may lighthouse, but it was easy to find, and even though it was not staffed and open when we were there there were signs that told us about the light and the state border. We stopped right on the street for a quick visit and no one chased us away or complained. We enjoyed our... More 

Thank BAEberly
Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
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43 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The Fenwick Lighthouse is nice spot, you can learn some historic information about it, and about Fenwick Island also. You can go inside the Lighthouse, but not to the top I guess.

Thank tomino_5
Washington, Vermont
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I drove quite a distance to tour the lighthouse last Saturday, only to find the lighthouse closed. Several other people arrived while I was there who were also expecting to tour the lighthouse. The sign in the gate reaffirmed that I was there at the correct time. This is very unprofessional.

Thank Laurie R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We went to see the lighthouse during the hours listed both on the website and the sign at the site but it was closed. It's too bad because we had a group of 12 and most probably would have made at least a small donation. I understand it is run by volunteers but if you are trying to raise money,... More 

Thank Diane M
Lewisville, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Don't bother going and if you do, might not get in anyway. Web site gave hours as 10am to 2pm. Closed at noon when we arrived.

Thank Bhoff4273

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