VISIT THE LIGHTHOUSE!!
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.
OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
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
If you have additional questions, Email or call the Point Lookout State Park at (301)-872-5688