Summer 2023

Fenwick Island Light Station Visiting Hours for

Summer 2023

Lighthouse address: 146th Street, Fenwick Island, Delaware

  • Memorial Day Weekend .Sat & Sun 9am to 12pm

  • June 1 to June 30       Fri, Sat, Sun 9am to 12pm

  • July 1 to August 31Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 9am to 12pm

  • Sept 1 to Sept 30        Fri, Sat & Sun  9am to 12pm

    If you require Special Group Tour information please email Winnie Lewis

U.S. Lighthouse Society

We are a participating United States Lighthouse Society “Passport” location!

Get your passport book stamped when you visit!

Learn more~ The U.S. Lighthouse Society “Passport” program.

AUGUST 1, 2023 ~ 164 YEARS!

The New Friends of the Fenwick Island Light Station will celebrate  Fenwick Island Light Station’s 163rd Anniversary on August 1, 2022!


August 1, 1859

In 1856, the United States Lighthouse Board recommended the construction of a lighthouse to help mariners avoid the shoals off Fenwick Island. Congress agreed with the United States Lighthouse Board authorized the establishment of a lighthouse station on Fenwick Island. The station was completed and the lamp was lit for the first time August 1,1859.



The New Friends of the Fenwick Island Light Station will celebrate National Lighthouse Day August 7, 2023.


Interesting holiday facts:   August 7

Origin of National Lighthouse Day

Senator John H. Chafee (Rhode Island) sponsored a joint resolution that was introduced to Congress on April 28, 1988 designating the day of August 7, 1989 as “National Lighthouse Day.” The summary of the resolution stated, “Designates August 7, 1989, as National Lighthouse Day and calls for lighthouse grounds, where feasible, to be open to the public.” The resolution passed the Senate on July 26, 1988 and the House (sponsored by Representative William J. Hughes, New Jersey) on October 21, 1988. President Ronald Reagan signed the Bill into public law (No. 100-622) on November 5, 1988. American Lighthouse Foundation

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