The Point Lookout Lighthouse

Point Lookout Lighthouse

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Point Lookout Lighthouse located in St. Mary's County Maryland is an original structure that served the shipping community beginning in 1830. This web site is devoted to preserving the history of the lighthouse. If you have information or memorabilia relating to the lighthouse we would love to hear from you. Please note that the lighthouse is currently being restored and is not available to the public. We anticipate the project will be complete by the end of 2019. We will be participating in the 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge in September, although at this time we may only be able to view the exterior of the lighthouse. Details on the event at Chesapeake Chapter of USLHS Point Lookout Lighthouse Collage This website contains historical information about the Point Lookout Lighthouse, located at the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River. To help preserve this historic structure, please visit and support the Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS) at:

Please note: we are not the owners of the lighthouse and cannot approve or recommend television shows for projects at the lighthouse. As a state owned facility, the lighthouse is subject to the rules and restrictions involved with filming on state properties. And from our perspective, too much advertising that focuses on only the paranormal can lead to additional problems with vandalism by those who expect something to happen the instant they enter the grounds. The lighthouse is often referred to as the most haunted in America, but who gave this classification and why? Sensationalism sells. The place is steeped in history, paranormal and otherwise, but really is not very scary at all. Thank you for your understanding. The lighthouse is open on select days to the public, please visit: for the complete schedule.

For information about investigating claims of the paranormal at the lighthouse, please see the paranormal program on the website at:

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Check out the preservation society's Facebook page by clicking the link below. Special thanks to Kim Hammond for creating and maintaining this wonderful source of information about the lighthouse and events.

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