LOCAL EVENT: POINT LOOKOUT LIGHTHOUSE - Open House Event on April 4, 2009

Real Estate Agent with O'Brien Realty

Piney Point Lighthouse in St. Mary's County


The Point Lookout Lighthouse Complex (which includes the lighthouse, coal shed and buoy shed) is not open to the public except during scheduled events.  For safety reasons, the coal and buoy sheds are not open to the public at any time.  PLLPS hosts regularly scheduled monthly open house events from April through November.

The lighthouse is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month* from April through November, from 10 am until 2 pm.  The open house events are free and no reservations are required, however, visitors will be required to pay the standard park entrance fees.  Please note that fees are subject to change and are for admission to the park.  Admission to the lighthouse is free, but donations to help with the preservation efforts are greatly appreciated.  Docents will be available a the open house events to answer questions about the rich maritime history of the lighthouse.


LOCATION:  Scotland, Maryland in St. Mary's County

DATE:  First Saturday of the month, April-November (except Holidays) *

TIME:  10 am until 2 pm

COST:  Free, must pay park entrance fees

* Note:  If the normal open house event falls on a holday weekend, the open house will occur on the second Saturday of the month.  For 2009, the July and September Open House Events will be held on the second Saturday of the month.

Additonal Information about the Area and Historical information about the lighthouse can be found online at:  Point Lookout Lighthouse

There are also additional areas north of the lighthouse that are of historical significance to the Civil War, such as Fort Lincoln and the site of the small pox hospital.  The Friends of Point Lookout maintain historic Fort Lincoln and their website can be found at:  Friends of Point Lookout

Point Lookout State Park

If you have additional questions, Email or call the Point Lookout State Park at (301)-872-5688

Point Lookout State Park


Comments (5)

Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,


Hi Rita:

I love lighthouses!

I'll have to stop there the next time I'm in Maryland.

Apr 03, 2009 01:28 AM
Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate
RE/MAX Suburban - Cary, IL
SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL

Rita, the lighthouse looks so interesting.  This is s GREAT Localism post!

Apr 03, 2009 03:16 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Rita--I wish I were traveling in your area tomorrow.  Sounds like a great event. Next trip down the eastern shore we will have to stop.  Mary

Apr 03, 2009 08:48 AM
Marian Gregor-Ann
Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Arbor area Real Estate

Hi Rita, Point Lookout Lighthouse is a destination for sure! We have many lighthouses here in Michigan since we have so much shoreline! It's an enjoyable trip to visit a new lighthouse in the summer with picnic fixings in tow! BTW, I especially light your photo of the sandy shoreline. Nice.

Apr 03, 2009 03:32 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

How tall is that lighthouse? It looks like a little baby lighthouse. Aww. Cute little lighthouse. lol And it still runs on coal?? Is that common in the north?

Apr 04, 2009 11:30 AM