Quantico Lookout
US 338, MD 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 338, MD 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Maryland)
Date Registered March 1, 2000
Location Chesapeake Fire Museum
Wicomico County, Maryland
Coordinates N 38° 21.727' W 075° 41.557' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 21' 44" W 075° 41' 33"
N 38.362110° W 075.692624°
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Administered by Chesapeake Fire Museum
Cooperators Chesapeake Fire Museum


Maryland once had 35 fire towers but only 12 remain standing today. One of the tallest was Quantico Lookout. The 140' Aermotor steel tower with 7' x 7' metal cab -- with a "widow's walk" on the roof -- was constructed near Hebron in Wicomico County in 1941 by the Maryland Forest Service. Financed by the federal government, it was used both for fire detection and as an Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) site in World War II. Last staffed in the 1970s, the fire tower was moved in 1999 to the nearby Chesapeake Fire Museum where the top 60' has been reconstructed and restored.


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