There’s something special about lighthouses. The magic, the mystery, the lore makes them irresistible. Here are a few resources to find out more about lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay area and beyond...

Chesapeake Chapter, U.S. Lighthouse Society
Helpful website with information about all the lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay area. They also sponsor the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, a weekend that celebrates the lighthouses of Maryland.

U.S. Lighthouse Society
Informative website for all lighthouse fans. Includes information on lighthouse tours, a magazine, and more.

Chesapeake Lights
Offering lighthouse tours throughout the Chesapeake Bay, from two hours to two days.

Sawyer Charters
Take a narrated lighthouse cruise with this Dorchester County company based on Hoopers Island.

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Lighthouse Depot
Link to descriptive page on the Choptank River Lighthouse:

The Lighthouse Hunters
Christine and Tommy Cardaci have photographed more than 1,200 lighthouses in the United States and Canada. Browse their photos.


Learn more about the home of the Choptank River Lighthouse:

Dorchester County Tourism: Includes info for visitors, lodging and dining listings, outdoor opportunities, and more.

Cambridge Main Street: Includes downtown Cambridge events, news, and a full listing and descriptions of shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce: Includes a directory of Chamber members and a listing of Chamber member events.