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. Please note that we are unable to provide the lighthouse Passport Stamps by mail and appreciate your understanding in this matter.

The lighthouse will continue to be closed to the public until further notice due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

We have been waiting for many years and we are pleased to announce that the lighthouse should be completed in 2021! Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold our regular events (including paranormal events), but we will be posting updates to our website and social media (FaceBook and Twitter) with pictures that will chronicle the restoration. Exterior renovations to the lighthouse, coal and buoy sheds are largely complete.

Additional delays are expected due to the Corona Pandemic. Last updated 07/20/2021

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:

Please note that the paranormal program has been suspended during the lighthouse remodel. We are unsure if or when the program will continue, due to construction, the pandemic and the risks posed to the newly remodeled structure.

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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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