Solomons, MD: Drum Point Lighthouse and Calvert Marine Museum

Going back in time a bit to May 5 when we went to Solomons, MD, besides visiting Cove Point Lighthouse, we also saw Drum Point Lighthouse. Drum Point Lighthouse is located behind the Calvert Marine Museum, which is not its original location but it was moved there in 1975.


To go inside the lighthouse, you have to pay for the museum entrance fee (we used our AAA card and got in for $6 each). The lighthouse was opening for tours at 2:30, so we used the half hour or so to wander around the museum. I didn't take any pictures inside the museum, but it was significantly bigger than I expected and had a ton of exhibits and things to read and see. They also have a sting ray touch tank, but the rays were actively avoiding being touched by me.


The lighthouse overlooks a marina area. While we were there, a bunch of people on the sailboat below were playing with remote controlled sailboats in the water. Obviously, I now really, really want a remote controlled sailboat.


Inside the lighthouse is also much bigger than I expected. A whole family lived inside while manning it and each floor has furnishings preserved. Eric also found non-traditional items hanging out, like a couple of plastic Christmas trees in the closets.


But the coolest part is that at the top, you can actually see the Fresnal lens. We've never been able to get this close to a lens before, and it was really cool.



Solomons, MD: Drum Point Lighthouse and Calvert Marine Museum Solomons, MD: Drum Point Lighthouse and Calvert Marine Museum Reviewed by Maria on 9:00:00 AM Rating: 5

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